L’usage du terrain — présentation #4 — Marcelline Delbecq : Le Témoin


Dance, film, performance

L’usage du terrain — présentation #4
Marcelline Delbecq : Le Témoin

Past: Friday, May 25, 2018 8:30 PM → 10:30 PM

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From April to June 2018, L’usage du terrain will develop an effective and collaborative body of research consisting as much in an « attempt to exhaust » a site in transition as in an « experiment in preventive archeology ». Five visual artists, a writer, composer and choreographers will be asked to contribute to the research based on notions of spatial composition defined by Rémy Héritier’s choreographic work : the trace, the relative space, the witness, the landmark, the threshold.

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Marcelline Delbecq, L’usage du terrain — Le témoin / Marcelline Delbecq sur le stade Sadi-Carnot à Pantin, 2018 Marcelline Delbecq

With this invitation, Marcelline Delbecq wishes to question the figure of the witness who hasn’t perhaps seen/heard/lived an event. Her use of the storyline and the voice formulates a narrative universe put into words and sounds in order to convoke a set of mental images oscillating between documentary and fiction, past and present. Present at the Sadi-Carnot Stadium from the 7th to the 25th May 2018, she will propose for the fourth publication, a public restitution on Friday 25th May 2018 at 8:30 pm.

Adrien Genoudet, writer, film director and researcher in visual history will put into perspective Marcelline Delbecq’s research on the Stadium and her account of the Sadi-Carnot Stadium where image and language wil be mixed.

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Marcelline Delbecq, L’usage du terrain — Le témoin / Marcelline Delbecq sur le stade Sadi-Carnot à Pantin, 2018 Marcelline Delbecq

«The witness : ‘‘Latin has two terms for witness. The first, testis, from which « witness » comes signifies originally he who poses as an outsider between two people (terstis) in a trial or litigation. The second, superstes, designates the person who has lived through something, has been through an event from beginning to end and who can thus testify’’.

G. Agamben, What remains from Auschwitz, p 17.

In my work the witness is the incarnation, the compression of these two definitions. To these two, one must add that of the counterpoint in musical composition. The witness would thus be a minima the incarnation of the figure of the counterpoint»_.

Rémy Héritier


Free entrance, booking requested at reservation@leslaboratoires.org or 01 53 56 15 90

Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers 41, rue Lecuyer 93300 Aubervilliers Metro line 7 Aubervilliers-Pantin Quatre-Chemins (exit Avenue de la République) Bus: 170, 150, 152, 249 République Quatre-Chemins

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm

Admission fee

Free entrance

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The artists

  • Marcelline Delbecq
  • Remy Héritier
  • Léa Bosshard