Residency by Gaëtan Rusquet & Yann Leguay
'Meanwhile' is an installation that questions our relationship to architecture and disaster, and how we are hyper-connected to those through media streams. JG Ballard's "constant apocalypse" is manifested here in the use of a live feed of seismic data, concentrating the fragility of buildings in a simple, material object.
'Meanwhile' is a multifaceted project that exists both as a performance and an installation. The performance version premièred at ImPulsTanz Vienna (AT), in July 2014. The installation version was partly developed during several residencies at iMAL. This residency will end with a public showing moment at iMAL on Saturday October 29 2016 from 13:00 to 18:00.
Gaëtan Rusquet (°1984) lives and works in Brussels. He is currently working as a director, performer and scenographer in the field of performance, dance and visual art. After studying Applied Arts in Paris at ENSAAMA, he obtained a Masters degree in stage design and performance at ENSAV La Cambre. In his artistic proposals, Rusquet focuses on the relation between ‘action’ and medium, while sharing a visual as well as a performative experience with the audience. His work has been presented at various European festivals and venues such as Impulstanz (AT), Trouble Festival (BE), Accionmad (ES), MDT (SE), AvantGarden (NO), Accionmad (ES), FRAC Lorraine (FR), Homo Novus (LT), Palais de Tokyo (FR) and Performatik Kaaitheater (BE).
Brussels based sound artist Yann Leguay, defined as a media saboteur by the Consumer Waste label, he seeks to fold reality in on itself using basic means in the form of objects and videos or during installations and performances. His flagrant disregard for the accepted norms of audio behaviour appropriates industrial machinery for the playback of audio media: using an angle grinder to perform the live destruction of a microphone or using an hard drive as a turntable. His release activity is equally deviant, releasing a 7” single without a central hole and a record composed from recordings vinyl being scratched by scalpel. His Phonotopy label proposes a conceptual approach to recording media and he also curates the DRIFT series on the Artkillart label which overlays several grooves onto a single record, causing randomised playback.
Concept: Gaëtan Rusquet & Yann Leguay
Developer: Jack Boyer
Production: workspacebrussels / Co-production: Conseil des Arts numériques Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, MDT Stockholm / With the support from: Volksroom, iMAL