At a time of profound political changes, inspired by the re-reading of Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood, Marie de Brugerolle, curator and head of the Post-Performance Future program at the School of Fine Arts of Lyon, addresses the legacy of performance art in the visual arts and asserts that, in this society of the spectacle, aesthetics are political. The result is a cabaret-style night of performances that plays with humor and seduction as weapons against obscurantism, used not only for their entertaining powers, but as critical tools. And indeed, a stool is a tool. There will be karaoke, some curtains, a Brazilian song, a play by Guy de Cointet, a page that is a wall, a bar, some stools, a chair dance, more dance with legs, a wooden box, and so much more.
Artists list includes Jennifer Bolande, Julien Bismuth, Jordan Derrien, Romain Gandolphe, Juliette Guérin, V. Haddad, Asher Hartmann, Alex Heilbron, Brandon Lattu, Emily Mast, Valérie Mc Cann, Nour Mobarak, Olivia Mole, Axelle Pinot, Nathaniel Whitfield, Anna Wittenberg and surprise guests!
CBARET: What Not Speak Easy is an event curated by Marie de Brugerolle and hosted by LAXART. This project is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and is part of their artistic series, Ceci n'est pas…, ENSBA (Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France, Post Performance Future research program, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles, School of the Arts and Architecture).
This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.