Realized  2020

by Vania Vaneau


January 17th-19th 2020 at CDCN Le Pacifique-Grenoble


Zones de contact is an invitation to explore, to feel, to think about the place of the encounter, the threshold, the space between the things and between the bodies. How does the body connect to its natural, plant, animal environment, to the visible and invisible, human and non-human, living and non-living matter? How to explore this zone of “lisièrement”/border where the beings and the things interlace, hold on each other and care about each other? A space of metamorphosis, as opposed to the situations that set the contact zones in impervious and strict boundaries.
Starting from her themes of research, Vania Vaneau invites collaborators from various fields to an immersive sharing with the public.



With Vania Vaneau (dancer and choreographer), Jérémy Damian (anthropologist and dancer), Smaranda Trifan (anthropologist and art critic), Charlotte Imbault (What you see podcast and cofounder of the review Watt), Myriam Lefkowitz (artist, dancer), Melina Faka (dancer and set designer), Renaud Golo (artist and musician), Daphne Koutsafti (artist and dancer), Marcos Simoes (artist and dancer). Geoffrey Loyer et Luc Midilo (chefs), Clarissa Baumann (artist student at Master Exerce), Daniel Luhmann (artist student at Master Exerce)


Pictures  Raoul Lemercier

Film  Vincent Laisney




January 17th: 18h30-23h
_Immersive journey form the evening to the night
Vania Vaneau and her guests occupy the Pacifique, from the hall to the stage, from the dressing room to the kitchen, and offer and evening of sensory experiences (physical, sound, visual and taste) through a participatory exhibition, a talk, a meal and a concert.


January 18th: from 18h30
Exhibition of the traces of the previous evening, followed by “La nuit nos autres” of Aina Alegre, programmed by Le Pacifique CDCN.


January 19th: 15h-18h
_And who knows in such a darkness?
Workshop with Myriam Lefkowitz
Myriam Lefkowitz invites about 20 people to a sensory experience in the darkness. Materials and objects of various shapes will be in contact, sound or tactile, with the lying bodies, without being able to clearly know who touches, what is touching, how long does it touch, when does the touch start, when does it end… What moves here are the apparently inanimate elements that compose the surrounding in which the people laying down are plunged into.
A vagueness occurs then between what you feel, what you imagine, what you remind of, what you think about… Between sleep and wakefulness, another kind of images appears.