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Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet live and work in Paris. Under the generic title les gens d’Uterpan, they have developed creations focusing on experimentation.
Their action touches upon several points, by exploring, among other things, the limits of the human body and of representation. This process implies redefining the practice of dance and the function of the dancer. By appearing in different frameworks that reveal the action of the body, or by adapting to them, they provoke the conditions for a new reflection on the different methods of representation, production and interpretation of performance. The interpretation of this physical presence also puts into question the positions of the spectator and the choreographer in these processes. Initiated with innovative collaborations with cultural operators from different sectors, their action includes the economic aspect as part of the artistic project. The fine arts sector accompanies this movement of opening up by sharing viewpoints and highlighting the answers provided to these issues.
Their work has been presented (selection): Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon 2007 (France), Project Arts Centre, Dublin (Ireland), ICA and Tate Modern, London (United Kingdom), Festival Ardanthé, Vanves (France), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (Switzerland), VI Performance Festival, Cali (Colombia), Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej Warszawie, Warsaw (Poland), Théâtre du Saulcy, Metz (France), Kunsthaus Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz (Austria), Berlin Biennal for Contemporary Art in 2008 and 2010 Berlin (Germany), Festival Faits d’hiver, Paris (France), Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin (Korea), Théâtre de La Balsamine, Brussels (Belgium), White Box gallery, New York (USA), Stromereien Festival, Zurich (Switzerland), Space18 - Bund18, Shanghai (China), Body and Mind Festival, Warsaw (Poland), MSU Zagreb (Croatia), LAM, Villeneuve d'Ascq (France), Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), CAC Vilnius (Lithuania), Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (Poland), Tanzquartier, Vienna (Austria), Arnolfini Arts Center, Bristol (United Kingdom), La Kunsthalle Mulhouse (France), MAC Lyon (France), Museion, Bolzano (Italy), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France), The Chocolate Factory, New York (USA), YAY! Gallery & Museum Center in Baku (Azerbaijan), Sinopale5 International Biennial, Sinop (Turkey), MAXXI, Rome (Italy), 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg (Russia), Museum-cultuur Strombeek / Gent, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek (Belgium), National Gallery in Prague (Czech Republic) , Centre Pompidou, Paris (France), Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (France), ACT Festival for Independent Theatre, Sofia, Bulgaria, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai (China), documenta 14, Athens (Greece) and Kassel (Germany)...