Border surveillance and reducing migrant flow: such were the objectives of the experimental research project TALOS, as endorsed by the European Union. Officially running from 2008 to 2013, it enabled the development of a semi-autonomous robotic device capable of rapid deployment. Reacting against this deplorable machine, which did not progress beyond the research and development phase, Arkadi Zaïdes has, since 2016, surrounded himself with a group of choreographers, playwrights, and videographers. With them, he aims to explore our relationship with the Other in a society set on restricting the free movement of people, and to examine the purpose of a system which facilitates it. The product of such observations is a performance in which the artist surrenders body and movement to the four winds; caught between obedience to—and transgression of—the rules imposed by this type of endeavour.
The performance will be followed by a debate with Michel Lussault, géographe, professeur d'études urbaines Université de Lyon (Ecole Supérieure de Lyon), directeur de l’Ecole urbaine de Lyon (Lauréat programme Instituts convergence, CGI)
Country France Israël
creation team Claire Buisson, Nienke Scholts,Jonas Rutgeers, Youness Anzane, Effi & Amir (Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein), Gabriel Braga, Culture Crew, Amit Epstein, Dyane Neiman, Thalie Lurault, Etienne Exbrayat, Simge Gücük, Arkadi Zaides with Arkadi Zaides