© Anja Weber

Antonia Baehr (DE), Latifa Laâbissi (FR)

Consul et Meshie

performance dans une installation visuelle de Nadia Lauro - Avec la Fête de la Danse

  • 3:30 – possible d'entrer/sortir
  • F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
  • B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Conception et interprétation : Latifa Laâbissi et Antonia Baehr. Installation visuelle: Nadia Lauro. Figures: Antonia Baehr, Latifa Laâbissi et Nadia Lauro. Son et lumières: Carola Caggiano. Diffusion / production: Fanny Virelizier (Figure Project) / Alexandra Wellensiek (make up productions). Administration: Marie Cherfils. Mira’s Morning Song: Rayna Rapp pour sa fille Mira Rapp-Hooper, dans Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science, Donna Haraway, 1989, interprété par Danielle et Jean-Yves Auvray. Conception du « French Theory Memory » : Hilà Lahav.

Production: Figure Project / make up productions. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (Allemagne) ; Le Magasin des horizons, Grenoble (France) ; Xing / Live Arts Week VII, Bologne (Italie) ; CCN2, Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble (France). Avec le soutien du Hauptstadtkulturfonds et du Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
Remerciements: Vinciane Despret, Donna Haraway, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Melanie Poppe, Rayna Rapp, Constanze Schellow, Emilia et Kathrin Schlosser, Mia Sellmann, l’équipe du Hau Hebbel Am Ufer, Jean-Yves et Danielle Auvray.

Monkeys, and in particular apes, are considered “almost human” animals. This “almost” has made them a surface for projecting that which is considered human by other humans. At the beginning of the 20th century, two chimpanzees named Consul and Meshie lived like humans, with humans, and seemed to think of themselves as human. Antonia Baehr and Latifa Laâbissi have assumed their simian identities, but they are not seeking historical correctness. Furry, promiscuous, impertinent, quite shameless, these two human monkeys occupy Nadia Lauro’s installation which is set in quiet areas of museums and theatres, not on a stage. Starting with two leather car seats whose furry insides are spilled and spread around the space, “Consul Baehr” and “Meshie Laâbissi” interact for a period of three hours and a half, during which spectators are invited to stay as long as possible and experience the time fully with the artists.

Billetterie Fête de la Danse