La Quadrature – Permanent narrative processes


La Quadrature

Permanent narrative processes

15.10 — 24.10 / 2020

Vernissage 22 October 2020 – 20h

Presented in collaboration with the Maison des arts de la parole, the works Filles de Cassandre and gpeur.com are part of the “Contes indociles” series, a research, creation and production project of tales in podcast mode that privileges a fictional content. The collection questions the notions of presence, corporality and ubiquity of speech and body. For the redeployment of the “Contes indociles” in theatres, the collective is developing distribution strategies with or without the storyteller, in order to update a material presence of the sound performance.

Filles de Cassandre, by Céline Jantet, will be streamed through sixteen loudspeakers in the gallery space.  This dystopian adventure at the peak of the ecological crisis will also be the subject of a live performance with the storyteller and sound designer as part of the festival Les Jours sont contés en Estrie. During the presentation, the storyteller will interact with the sound universe and the presence of the spectators. The issues of the presence/absence of the body and the female voice will be at the heart of this happening. Indeed, the creation will focus on the different modes of perception, between collective sound immersion and unplugged and individual skills, and on the new gaps triggered by physical presence. 

On the upper floor, the multi room will host gpeur.com, a sound installation inspired by Paul Bradley’s podcast of the story of the same name. The collective proposes a dreamlike adaptation of the premises of the gpeur.com agency which, after having designed a special artificial intelligence, finds stories on the net, transforms them and creates new ones adaptable to its clientele. Thus, different stations and sound objects will broadcast sequences of the podcast allowing the listener to reconstruct the story in a non-linear way. At certain times, the machine will take control of the room and the entire means of broadcasting. A veritable mise en abîme, the work takes up gpeur.com‘s key themes, which are the ubiquity of the machine, the mystery, the process of investigation and the feeling of imminent death.


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Nicolas Rochette

Paul Bradley

Kevin Gravier

Céline Jantet

La Quadrature creates and produces storytelling works that defy conventional expectations of this art of speech. Its projects are of variable geometry, often in non-conventional space, and are based on a porosity of disciplinary practices