Émile Pineault (CAN)


In residency from September 1 to 7 and December 2 to 31, 2019
An oval stage space made of pink fabric, microphones, two humans, 20 soft sculptures, one synthesizer.
In this utopian space where shapes, forms and textures merge, we watch these bodies-matters meet, fold, unfold, connect, invaginate, and intertwine. We are witnesses to a new division of things; a non-hierarchical order of the living and the non-living. The power relations at play between humans and their environment are questioned. The norms of identification, orientation, and desire are constantly reinvented. We are gently consumed by a quest for pleasure that is not exclusively human-centered, releasing a sensory space; heterogeneous and ecstatic.
In More-than-Things, Emile Pineault and Claudel Doucet twist their acrobatic practices to reveal the materiality of the body. They become toys, objects, tools, a climbable heap or bendable mass. From there, emerges a vocabulary in motion that combines sensitive geometry, consent, passivity and radical softness.
Artistic direction: Emile Pineault
Choreography and performance: Claudel Doucet, Emile Pineault
Set design and soft sculptures: Pénélope et Chloë
Sound design: Joël Lavoie
Light design and technical director: Audrée Lewka
Artistic advisor: Anne Thériault
Delegate production of LA SERRE – arts vivants
Creative residencies: fabrik Potsdam (Germany), Salle Emile-Legault (Montreal), Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montreal), The 7 fingers (Montreal), La Chapelle – scènes contemporaines (Montreal), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Belgium), Monument-National (Montreal)
With the financial support of: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal
Photo: Brin Schoellkopf