A Ceremonial Performance by Gabriel Moraes and Felipe Vasquez
Performers: Anaïs Barras ; Gabriel Moraes ; Felipe Vasquez ; Diane Chéry ; Beryl Coulombe ; Irene de las Estrellas ; Farid Kati ; Lou Le Forban ; Claire Orefice ; Sacha Rey ; Yulong Song
The “Banquet” lasted 3 hours. It happened inside the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins.
11 performers arrived in the space with their white and pale clothes to create an immersive enviroment between themselves and the public by sharing the food and affections. The fruits, vegetables, insects bowls and glasses of red wine were placed all over the area covered by banana plants. Most of the chosen elements had a connection with the ground and the idea of fertility.
The challenge was to build affinities between each individuality in the community surroundings. Leading to an integration by the ceremony, they participated in an exchange from outside to inside.
Banquet Traits, 2018
Installation Dimension: 200 x 200 x 230 cm - approximately
Video: 31 minutes
The banquet happened at La Chapelle des Petits-Augustins, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. The costumes, the food and the tools are the elements that can be seen in the composition of this altar. It was made as a manner to celebrate this moment lived by the community and all the guests.