5 Watts Performance

I have often observed that the language used to describe climate change may have esoteric and missionary dimensions.  Our commitment to idealistic causes helps us deal with our existential questions. In this performance, I question the use of climate change discourse as an answer to our search for sense of purpose. This performance has been lighted by only 5 lamps of 1 watt each as an eco-efficient alternative to traditional light design solutions. Work presented at Centre National de la Danse, April 2013.

Concept and artistic direction: Jeanne Bloch with Hugo Giordano (dance), Boris Ganga Bouetoumoussa (dance). Sound: Jeanne Bloch, François Piednoir, Ben Vanhove, Damien Ropars. Lights: Jeanne Bloch, Nathalie Rozot (PhoScope). Video: David Liver. Thanks to Ambroise Roux. Sponsors: Chimex, Joby.