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A Choir Workshop For Hot Bodies Of The Future !
Hot Bodies Of The Future ! is a long-term research project using performance, electronic music and documentary practices to observe how a practical understanding of sexual revolutions could induce a critical approach of contemporary live art making.
It unfolds in different objects, Hot Bodies – Stand Up, a musical solo performance, A Queer Ball For Hot Bodies Of The Future !, an intersectional party d’amour, A Choir Workshop For Hot Bodies Of The Future ! and more to come.
A Choir Workshop For Hot Bodies Of The Future ! consists of a five-days reading, writing and vocal technique workshop stimulated by a collective investigation of queer-feminist revolutionary manifestos: Contra-Sexual Manifesto Paul B. Preciado, SCUM Manifesto Valérie Solanas, Cyborg Manifesto Donna Haraway, etc.
Focused on the sharing of individual and collective "voices", it proposes to its participants to write, sing and perform a "sung manifesto for hot bodies of the future" thought as a utopian contribution to the revolutionary efforts led by queer-feminist bodies in the past sixty years.
It pans out in three complementary practices:
* Collective readings and conversations
* Writing momentums
* Vocal technique and choir experimentations
ARTISTBIO: Gérald Kurdian
His musical performances "Royal Gala" (2005); "1999" (2009); "18 Chansons" (2010); "My first club song ever" (2011); "The Magic of Spectacular Theater" (2012) have been shown in various places such as the Centre Pompidou - Metz, Fondation Cartier, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, MAC/VAL, Lieu unique (Nantes), La Villette, Plateau Frac-idf, Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier, Centre Clark (Montréal), Les Louvrais - Scène Nationale de Cergy, Maison Populaire, Abbaye de Maubuisson, and during several festivals such as Crossing the Line - New York, Les Inaccoutumés, steirischer herbst (Austria), Tupp (Sweden), Baltoscandal (Estonia), FAR (Switzerland), Circular (Portugal), Uzes Danse, Montpellier Danse or the sommer.bar of the Tanz im August Festival in Berlin.
In 2006, he collaborated with the Atelier de Creation Radiophonique / Radio France and produced "Je suis putain", a radio-documentary elaborated in collaboration with female prostitutes. He also directed several radio projects exploring sound performativity and contemporary arts critique (Divergence fm, Radio RGB, Betonsalon, La Vitrine).
Between July and December 2008, he took part in "6M1L" (6 months 1 location), a research programme initiated by Xavier Le Roy and Bojana Cvejic and in collaboration with Eszter Salamon, Mette Ingvartsen, Juan Dominguez, Jefta Van Dinther, Chrysa Parkinson and Eleanor Bauer. In this frame, he produced "6 mois 1 lieu et le comportement de l’ensemble" (6 months 1 location and the ensemble’s behaviour) a lo-fi radio-piece on contemporary dance theory co-produced by the Atelier de Création Radiophonique and the SACD.
In 2010, he initiated, together with Caroline Masini and Manon Santkin, an audio-magazine project called "Archive Now" which two first editions (numbers 0 and 1) were issued in the frame of the Swiss FAR festival in Nyon and during the French Act’Oral festival. The same year, he won with Caroline Masini, the Phonurgia Nova grant for "Menaces, Fantômes" a science-fiction radio documentary.
In parallel, he focused on, "This is the hello monster!", his avant-pop solo band. Winner of the Paris Jeunes Talents contest and supported by the FAIR 2010, he performs regularly in France and abroad (Nouveau Casino, Point Ephémère, 6par4, a.o.), during festivals (Les 3 Eléphants, des Rockomotives, des Musiques Volantes, Rock en Seine, FME, Solidays) or opening for The DO, Piers Faccini, Emilie Loizeau ou Elysian Fields. His first LP, released in April 2010 on Bs records / Gommette publishing / Idol, has been selected among the French newspaper Libération's records of the year 2010.
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