“We live in a spectacular society, that is, our whole life is surrounded by an immense
accumulation of spectacles. Things that were once lived are now lived by proxy. Once
an experience is taken out of the real world it becomes a commodity. As a commodity a
“spectacular” is developed to the detriment of the real. It becomes a substitute for
experience.” from the book ‘Spectacular Times’, Larry Law
COMPOST is an artistic project based in collaboration, reflexion, crossing different disciplines (sociology, politics or architecture, for example), to think the logics of production and direction of the artistic work, mainly, the “spectacle”, inside the social-political context we live in. Contradicting the spectacular tendency of the “spectacle”, as a mere consumption, we intend to create a space for reflexion and questioning about what it really is and what is the purpose in its most profound meaning. Is it possible to create, beyond institutional willingness for Art, a space that can be transformative and liberating?
We want to go outside, to live the stage/life, direct, heterogeneous, multiple, known and recognized, anonymous, extra ordinary, trying to blur the boundaries between order and chaos, control and chance, space and time, reality and fiction, action and observation.
A project MOM (Miguel Pereira, Odile Darbelley e Michel Cerda)
Sound with collaboration with Éric Petit
Video in collaboration with Thomas Fourneau
Co-production: Théâtre des Bernardines, O Espaço do Tempo, tanzhaus nrw and Marseille-Provence 2013, Capitale Européene de Culture
“Compost” is supported by Institut français, Conseil Régional PACA and EHESS Paris (Labex)
Production: O Rumo do Fumo e Théâtre des Bernardines
We thank everyone willing to participate in this project.