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Observatory of soaring objects
The Aplanatarium explores the movement of falling bodies suspended in the air. Composed of multiple Aplanants in different shapes and materials, it forms a reserve of natural movements, such as those that animate falling leaves, cascading water or dandelion clocks in autumn.
After launching from a 18-meter tower, these randomly-engineered objects will challenge the laws of gravity to form a hypnotic ballet before going back into the air to resume their perpetual fall.
A participatory work
During the creation of the Aplanatarium at the Château des Ducs de Bretagne in Nantes, Les Aplanants were made during participative workshops based on prototypes tested by the artist.
See the video at Opéra de Rennes, Les Tombées de la nuit
Creation Johann Le Guillerm
Étude et conception technique Mario Goffé
Construction Jean-Marc Bernard et François Corbal aux Ateliers du Grand T à Nantes
Production Cirque ici & Voyage à Nantes
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.
La Motte planet within sight
L'Observatoire research laboratory around the point
Les Imaginographes observation tools
Évolutions élastiques morphographic mutation
Les Broglios graphic poems
Les Architextures sculptures
La Transumante performance
Les Droliques kinetic aquatic flowers
Les Imperceptibles sculptures based on imperceptible speed and movements
L'Aplanatarium observatory of soaring objects
Encatation, culinary experience
Terces (creation 2020) performance under a circus tent
Le Pas Grand Chose conference, performance
Terces is a visual laboratory where new phenomenas take place that destabilise our points of reference and are seen as a pareidolia…
Temporada Alta, Girona, Spain - 17th to 20th of November
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.
Le Cirque ici présente Où ça ?
Photo book edited by the Cie Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm (out of stock for the moment contact the compagny for more information email@example.com)
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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.
Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm est soutenu par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (DGCA et DRAC Ile-de-France), du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères (Institut Français), du Conseil régional d’Ile-de-France, de la Ville de Paris et de l’Institut Français/Ville de Paris.
Cirque ici – Johann Le Guillerm est soutenu et accueilli par la Mairie de Paris en résidence de recherche au Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale (Direction de la Culture et Direction des Espaces Verts et de l’Environnement).
La Fondation BNP Paribas a accompagné les projets de Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm de 1999 à 2010
Photos ou ça ? et Attraction : Philippe Cibille
Photos portraits - Le Pas Grand Chose : Joanne Azoubel
Photo Le Pas Grand Chose : Elizabeth Carecchio
Photos Transumante : Daniel Raoulas, Grégoire Korganow, Philippe Cibille, David Dubost
Photos Broglios, Entrelàs et Droliques David Dubost
Photo Encatation: Gwen Mint
Text : Anne Quentin