Pascale Barret: Beautiful Beasts

10 February - 15 February 2012
Pascale Barret: Beautiful Beasts
Production residency

This residency in collaboration with Rudi Rudi Giot, Lucille Calmel, & MARC (LIMSI-CNRS) has for objecive to develop and test the mechanism and ergonomy of interaction between the audience, the performers and the possible scenarios. It will be concluded by a public presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 15th.

The project initiated at iMAL during the Arts/Science research project VIRAGE, has been selected for the Banff Digital Media Institute program: Interactive Screen 1.0 : Beautiful Lives (2010) and shown at KISS2011, Kyma International Sound Symposium in Porto (2011).

About Beautiful Beasts

 In the Love Story of the Beauty and the Beast, I can imagine how the Beauty has been disappointed when the Beast became Prince. She devoted so much time to love the animal.
I suppose she asked for another Beast, so ugly, so special. Thus, I created another protagonist, used by the Beauty to control the Beast... who becomes a Beauty, maybe the Beauty would turn into a Beast, and the Teddy change into a Prince ?... 

Mixed Realities

The story will be randomly repeated or removed, for each performance. By manipulating Teddy, Pascale will interact in a flexible time generative scenario on soundscapes and voice, a poetic chat Bot, the emotional expressions of MARC, his body IDLE, movements and camera's parameters around him. The audience will take part in the drama by playing RFID cards.

Media Gallery

Pictures: Pascale Barret

Credits

Co-production :
iMAL (Centre for Digital art and technologies, Brussels)

Partners :
LIMSI-CNRS, Computer Sciences Laboratory for MARC (Orsay)/
LARAS, Research Laboratory in the field of Arts and Sciences (Brussels)/
WBTD (Wallonie Bruxelles Théâtre Danse)/
DigitalArti (Digital art international, Paris)

Support :
Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (commission arts numériques).