'L’épouvantail' Yann Marussich
New video performance
Swiss dancer and performer Yann Marussich, winner of Collide Geneva Dance 2019, presents L’épouvantail.
Swiss dancer and performer Yann Marussich, winner of Collide Geneva Dance 2019, presents L’épouvantail (The Scarecrow): the new video performance of the l'Homme-Béton (The Concrete Man). In Marussich's words: "L'Homme-Béton has ten rings pierced in his skin. On one hand, he holds a shrub with bells in it. Sound is the movement of the image. The Concrete Man is a scarecrow. He no longer frightens anyone. He has become almost harmless, exposed like a sculpture. There are no more birds to scare away. In this world, what else could they be afraid of?"
Having been buried under 600 kg of broken glass and having sunk his body in concrete, Yann Marussich has been exploring matter for 30 years in his performances. In 2021, Marussich will come to CERN to research for his project D'Air during his three-month Collide Geneva Dance residency. In an encounter with L’Ensemble Batida, Marussich will explore how a man levitating in the air could be 'played' by an ensemble of musicians, investigating how a piano could modulate his floating movements. In conversation with physicists and engineers, he will intend to develop a device to give the illusion of levitation during his performances.
Collide Geneva is a fully-funded residency for artists to further explore their artistic practice by immersing themselves in the world of particle physics. Collide Geneva artist-in-residence award is made possible by the partnership between Arts at CERN, the Republic and Canton of Geneva and the City of Geneva.