Nothing on earth is immobile. Everything is movement. Even a rock fails to stand still, its movement developing through the millenniums. It is all a matter of time. Of temporality. Yann Marussich's concern in his performances is finding those movements that bring apparent immobility to life.
By sharing a chronology of his main performances, Marussich' conference will cover 20 years of immobile performances and micro movements. They all speak of the pain, of the body, of nudity, of death, of men and the movements that bring all these elements together.
Type of activity: Conference
Free admission. No prior registration required.
Yann Marussich was born in Switzerland in 1966, and he currently lives and works in Switzerland. This unique character of the contemporary dance delivers performances and choreographies that have been presented worldwide. From 1993 to 2000 he was program director of the Théâtre de l’Usine in Geneva, where he programmed almost exclusively contemporary dance with a focus on new forms of expression. He is the founder of the ADC Studio created in 1993. In 2001, he choreographed Bleu Provisoire, his first totally motionless piece. Since then, he has delved into introspection. Today, he is moving towards solo performance and Body-Art in its poetic aspect.
From December 2015 to January 2016, a performative exhibition of the works of Yann Marussich was programmed at BAC - Le Commun, called Experience of Immobility, with the support of FMAC, Loterie Romande, the City of Geneva and Ernst Göhner Foundation. In 2008, he won the Ars Electronica award in the category Hybrid Art with the performance Bleu Remix. He was an associate artist at the Grütli Theater for the 2010-2011 season. Since 2011, Yann Marussich is supported by the Department of Culture and the Municipal Fund for Contemporary Art (FMAC) of the City of Geneva.
His works include Autoportrait dans une fourmilière (2003), Morsure (2004), Blessure (2005), Soif (2006), Bleu Remix, Nuit de Verre (2007), Brisures, Ex-Pression (2009), Bain Brisé (2010), Rideau! (2014) and La Chaise (2015), with Filipe Espindola and Sara Panamby.