For the past year, the six Dancing Museums artists – Quim Bigas Bassart, Ingrid Berger Myhre, Masako Matsushita, Eleanor Sikorski, Tereza Ondrová and Ana Pi – have shared and worked together, but from afar…
From Prague, Rotterdam, Nottingham, Paris, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Brussels, Pesaro and Bassano del Grappa, their geographic roots and everyday rhythms have been shaken. Like many of us, they keep in touch with their colleagues by communicating through instant messaging, in order to send each other support or ideas.
For this special moment within the Biennale de danse du Val-de-Marne, we had the idea to record the group’s voicemails to each other, opening up the artists’ private ‘echo chamber’; not an echo chamber that shrinks or narrows a field of vision, but rather a space where dialogue resonates and individual thoughts vibrate and reflect upon meeting. The six artists share their feelings, their current questionings, their laughter, their pieces of music, their memories and their dance practices.
Open for several days and several nights, this voicemail transformed into a radio creation, becoming a meeting point where these six voices have conducted an experiment: can the radio allow us to be together, to have a dialogue, to dance from a distance?
Radio Echo Box is an invitation to immerse yourself in an intimate conversation. We move from the inside of an apartment onto the streets of several European cities. We travel through museums emptied of their visitors but not their guards, we pass through train and underground stations, we oscillate between the melancholy of a Sunday evening and the desire to get together to party on Friday…
Bon voyage and happy listening!
With: Quim Bigas Bassart, Ingrid Berger Myhre, Masako Matsushita, Eleanor Sikorski, Tereza Ondrová and Ana Pi
Realization and sound creation: Marie Pons and Pierre-Antoine Naline
Production : La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne