Adva Zakai & Åbäke — Le puzzle n’est pas un jeu solitaire
Adva Zakai & Åbäke
Le puzzle n’est pas un jeu solitaire
Past: February 8 → May 4, 2014
“Imagine a sitcom without a plot and without a television. Or a series in six episodes, which is a portrait of a neighborhood, taking place as public events inside people’s houses. One would need to go visit their neighbors in order to follow the episodes of this series, instead of turning the TV on. Some chapters are live performances, some appear as written fiction, but there are no characters, no one is acting a roll and there is no story line to follow. Yet, along the different episodes, recurrent elements develop into possible narratives and a complex network of relations is revealed. Elements from the sitcom will be spread in the city, propagating the faint sound of an urban legend. There will be rumors about some living-room gatherings, and about pocket publications handed personally in specific spots in town. Those whom the rumor reached, will be encouraged to follow up the development of these elements, until they form the episodes of a “living-room sitcom”"
— Adva Zakai
Le puzzle n’est pas un jeu solitaire (Puzzle is not a Solitary Game) is a collaboration between Adva Zakai and Maki Suzuki (from the graphist collective Åbäke). During their residency at Les Laboratoires, beginning of 2014, they have developed a curatorial and performance based project, through the form of a public seminar, with interviews followed by workshops with the inhabitants, a fragmented publication spread about the city, and the different episodes of a “living-room sitcom”, taking place in the inhabitant’s home. A book will gather all the written fragments, stories, images, documentation, as a fourth platform where these materials will keep on evolving. This book, conceived as a new piece of the puzzle, will be published in June 2014.
Arrangements de quelques coins et bords
Saturday, February 8, 2014 2 PM → 10:30 PM
You are invited to take part in a Seminar in several acts, imagined as a Cluedo game by choreographer Adva Zakai and graphists’ collective Åbäke. During an afternoon and an evening, performances, lectures, readings, a dinner and a movie will follow each other exploring the mystery of our contemporary private spaces, between interior geographies and dissident spaces.
Le puzzle n’est pas un jeu solitaire — Épisode 2
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8 PM
Artists invite you to take part in the next six episodes that will be performed in Aubervilliers, in private apartments and print editions. Residents will open their doors. And fragment after fragment, a novel can be written, the narrative will be established in spaces both public and private, physical and virtual.
Le puzzle n’est pas un jeu solitaire — Épisode 4
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 3 PM
For these live episodes, inhabitants of Aubervilliers will open their doors to the public and become new protagonists of a story told in pieces inside their apartments. A fragmented novel will gradually be written and its narratives will travel through public, private, actual and virtual spaces.
Le puzzle n’est pas un jeu solitaire — Épisode 6
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 6 PM
For these live episodes, inhabitants of Aubervilliers will open their doors to the public and become new protagonists of a story told in pieces inside their apartments. One apartment will turn into a labyrinth that leads to the neighbours living-room, another will become the board of a cluedo game that no one will ever end up playing, the third one will transform into a cafe-concert.
41, rue Lécuyer
T. 01 53 56 15 90 — F. 01 53 56 15 99
Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm
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