Re-Delocalizing
Performance: Johanna Autin, Julie Lefebvre, Jeanne Robert, Polyculture Outdoor Contemporary Art Biennial 2013, Photo: Olivier De Sépibus
2013
Re-Delocalizing
[Performance for 3 dancers and 3 big-bags of raw sheep wool. This performance has been presented as par of Trompe-Mouton project during Polyculture Outdoor Contemporary Art Biennial 2013]

Re-Delocalizing is a tribute to physical labor, and to local sheep wool production. Three performers (Johanna Autin, Julie Lefebrve, Jeanne Robert) are unconventionally physically, and very slowly, moving three big-bags of raw wool (200lb) on the ground, grass, concrete. They are using Contact Improvisation Techniques, their weight, their breathing, and their endurance, they are changing the weight distribution of their bodies onto the big-bags, and thus making them move, roll, and cross the space of the Vernand Farm during this event.

The slow motion allows us to linger over the subject of wool, its weight, volume, and finally the question of its production and transformation. Nowadays, 90% of French wool is transformed in China. However, wool produced today in France is in majority considered as an animal residue rather than an agricultural production.

http://www.polyculture.fr/les-oeuvres/les-interventions-2013/trompe-mouton-johanna-autin-et-julie-lefebvre-avec- la-participation-de-jeanne-robert/
Performance: Johanna Autin, Julie Lefebvre, Jeanne Robert, Polyculture Outdoor Contemporary Art Biennial 2013, Photos: Nicolas Le Breton, Véronique Popinet