Under the glass canopy of the Cour du Midi, 20 hinged arms embark on an illuminated ballet borne aloft by an original composition by Lucie Antunes. Bathed in the mist, the machines reveal their mechanical limbs enhanced with bars of light, whose incandescent rays seem to cut through the air. This strange, avant-garde pantomime lies somewhere between an apparent reference to George Lucas's lightsabres and an artistic performance that is precise to a fraction of an inch, borrowing its language from choreographer William Forsythe. CODA is the futuristic transposition of a dance in which the almost-organic machines suddenly seem to be humanised. It’s a work of anticipation, immersive and mysterious, where light supplants the human.
Artists: COLLECTIF SCALE and Lucie Antunes