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Les Droliques are kinetic aquatic flowers that colonise natural environments, driven by energy from water and air.
Created in 2018 at the Jardin des Plantes in Nantes, Les Surgissants and Les Flottantes emerge and disappear under the effect of a kinetic action powered by visitors. The others, Les Oscillantes, bend, stagger or tremble, but always straighten up again, like hardy perennials.
This encounter between matter and natural materials results in a strange beauty that produces an disturbing awareness of our perception of nature and its imperceptible energies.
A participatory work
Les Surgissantes and Les Flottantes were built with the help of the people of Nantes in workshops.
Création Johann Le Guillerm
Conception Johann Le Guillerm et avec la participation des Nantais
To act on the world disorders to detect other layouts and create a new poetic order. An original cartography of a planet without places, Attraction is a project-manifesto to take ownership of our environment, to think by ourselves.
A position. To disrupt our convictions, resist ready-to-think and open up new alternatives.
A protocol of the sight. The world is what we see of it and what is invisible to us. In order to fully comprehend it, it is needed to take into account the multiplicity of points of views that we have.
Principles. Repartir de zéro, observer, expérimenter, tenter, créer.
A rhizome artwork made of accumulations, hybridizations, and mutations that constantly slip between various artistic fields.
A work in progress in constant evolution that shapes a landscape with infinite borders.
See L'Observatoire research laboratory around the point / La Motte planet within sight / Les Imaginographes observation tools / Les Architextures sculptures / La Transumante performance / Les Broglios, Les Entrelàs graphic poems / Les Droliques kinetic aquatic flowers / L'Aplanatarium observatory of soaring objects / Les Imperceptibles sculptures based on imperceptible speed and movements / Secret (temps 1 et temps 2) performance under a circus tent / Le Pas Grand Chose conference, performance / Encatation, culinary experience
_ ENCATATION (Création 2019)
A culinary experience by
Alexandre Gauthier and Johann Le Guillerm
Le Channel, Scène Nationale de Calais (62)
April 3 to 7 2019
April 3 at 8 pm
April 4 to 6 at 12 am and 8 pm
April 7 at 12 am
More informations here
_ LE PAS GRAND CHOSE
Théâtre Ducourneau, Scène conventionnée, Agen (47)
May, 17 2019 at 9pm
Festival Carrefour International de Théâtre à Quebec, Canada
Théâtre de la Bordée
May 28 to 30 2019
_ SECRET (TEMPS 2)
May 11 to 15 at 8pm, may 12 at 5 pm (released may 13)
With L'Avant-Scène, Cognac (16) - Le Gallia Théâtre, Saintes (17) and
L'Association A4 - Saint-Jean d'Angély (17)
As part of Attraction Le Mans (72)
Festival Le Mans fait son cirque
June 18 to 2019
Released june 21, 24 and 27
Jardin des Plantes, Nantes (44)
June 16 to october 2019
Sculptures based on imperceptible speed and movements,kinetic aquatic flowers, sculptures, graphic poems...
Artist coming from the circus world, Johann Le Guillerm studied at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque, he toured with Archaos, la volière Dromesko, co-founded the Cirque O. In 1994, he founded his own company and created a first solo show, Où ça ? , which toured five years. Johann Le Guillerm was awarded in 1996 with the Grand Prix National du Cirque, in 2005 with the Grand Prix des Arts du Cirque SACD and in 2017 the Grand Prix SACD. After a round-the-world trip during which he faces the imbalances of handicapped, traumatized and autarkic worlds, in 2001 he embarked on the Attraction project to take a 360° look at the world. The project led him to explore sculpture, installation, performance, conference and show. A multidisciplinary trajectory he calls practice of the range of points of view.
Since 2011, Johann Le Guillerm is supported and hosted by the Mairie de Paris at the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale – Paris, for a creative research residency.
The company works on create mediation tools with a direct link to the artistic project. The setting up of workshops, experiences, professional meetings or specific builds itself into a joint project with cultural structures to say, to do, to feel through experimentation, the gaze, the movement. Thus, projects are built that nurture and are nurtured on long term by the mediation project.
ATTRACTION Coproductions (Since 2011)
Le Channel, Scène nationale de Calais / Agora, Pôle national des arts du cirque de Boulazac Aquitaine / Excentrique, festival mis en œuvre par Culture O Centre, Ateliers de développement culturel / Le Manège, Scène nationale de Reims / L’ Apostrophe, Scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise / Le Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest / Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre / 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie, La Brèche à Cherbourg - Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf / Théâtre de l’Agora, Scène nationale d’Evry et de l’Essonne/Les Treize Arches, Scène conventionnée de Brive / TANDEM, Théâtre d’Arras - Hippodrome de Douai, Scène nationale / Archaos, Pôle national des Arts du Cirque Méditerranée / Le Grand T, Théâtre de Loire Atlantique / Le Monfort, Paris / CREAC de Bègles
Johann Le Guillerm was welcomed as a writing residence for the show Le Pas Grand Chose at Saorge Monastery as part of Operation Monuments en mouvement of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication (DGCA and DRAC Ile-de-France), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Institut Français), the Ile-de-France Regional Council, Essonne, the City of Paris and the Institut Français / Ville de Paris.
Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm is supported and hosted by the Mairie de Paris in research residency at the Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale (Department of Culture and Direction of Green Spaces and the Environment).
The BNP Paribas Foundation has accompanied Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm from 1999 to 2010
Text : Anne Quentin