L’usage du terrain — présentation #3 — Julien Berberat : L’Espace relatif


Dance, drawing, installation, performance

L’usage du terrain — présentation #3
Julien Berberat : L’Espace relatif

Past: Friday, May 11, 2018 7 PM → 9:30 PM

Remy heritier lea bosshard l usage du terrain pantin 16 1 grid Interview — Rémy Héritier & Léa Bosshard — L’Usage du terrain D’avril à juin, le chorégraphe Rémy Héritier et la chercheuse en danse Léa Bosshard de la compagnie Gbod ! investissent l’espace du stade Sadi-Carnot à Pantin autour d’un projet de recherche : « L’usage du terrain », en partenariat avec les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers qui exposent la documentation de son avancée jour après jour.

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.

For the third publication, Julien Berberat will be present at the Sadi-Carnot Stadium from the 23rd April to the 11th May 2018 and will propose a public restitution on Friday 11th May 2018 at 7:00 pm.

The Swiss artist has been invited to contribute to the research via the notion of relative space. Aided by different formats (performance, editions, drawing, text, photography, engraving), he questions the statute of the work of art, its originality, unicity or beauty thus confusing issues between art objects, artefacts and archives.

Romain Bigé, philosopher and dance researcher who has just defended a thesis called The sharing of movement. A philosophy of the gestural with Contact Improvisation will develop in counterpoint to Julien Berberat’s research a practice of relative space, related to his experience of Contact Improvisation and phenomenological thinking.


« The Relative space is a way of considering space and its four dimensions (height, width, depth, time) under perpetual change. The idea is to be able to develop meaning allowing recognition of a variation and to take that into account. The notion/process of relative space stems directly for my taste in dead reckoning navigation, be it on sea or in the air : without at least one navigational instrument the problem is to estimate one’s geographic localisation or speed by establishing equations to one or more imponderables. When applied to dance, its about conceiving and making tangible the fact that there is no difference between oneself and one’s environment. Which means that the notion of environment is no longer effective in my work, that in fact I should in the short term be able to do without this word ».

Rémy Héritier

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

Sadi-Carnot Stadium
49 avenue Général Leclerc
93500 Pantin
RER E Pantin, Bus 170 / 249 to Mairie de Pantin

93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom in 93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom out

41, rue Lécuyer

93300 Aubervilliers

T. 01 53 56 15 90 — F. 01 53 56 15 99


Aubervilliers – Pantin Quatre Chemins

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm

Admission fee

Free entrance

And on booking for events at bonjour@leslaboratoires.org

The artists

  • Remy Héritier
  • Léa Bosshard
  • Julien Berberat