A proposal by Jochen Dehn
The “School for Invisibility” seeks to discover the possibilities of becoming less concrete, more diffuse, and of dissolving oneself without disappearing. Invisibility is an expansion of surface area. We will study the methods that permit us to pass through walls without requiring us to use doors. We will exploit in particular the possibilities presented by collisions, failures and misunderstandings.
The “School for Invisibility” is a selection of studies with variable dimensions that was created in 2005 with Frédéric Danos, Jochen Dehn, Volko Kamenski and Mateusz Kula.
Jochen Dehn, born in 1968, lives in Paris. His practice as a performer takes various forms including theatrical performances in apartments (2004), mud wrestling (Mud, 2005), works for an actress and an elephant (2005), games with the detectors in the Louvre (Liquid, 2006) and a homage to the invention of Velcro (I am you as an explosion, 2005). By engaging the body and the space around it, Jochen Dehn expands upon forms and strategies that tend to reveal contact zones and thus to reduce the distance that separates the body from its possible collisions. He collaborates regularly with Frédéric Danos, Rekolonisation and Gelitin, among others.
SCHOOL FOR INVISIBILITY - COURSES
22.05.08, 8pm: NOT ONLY – BUT ALSO (SI NOUS POSSÉDONS UN LIBRE ARBITRE, LES PARTICULES ÉLÉMENTAIRES AUSSI)
Resumé of what we did since January and reprensation of the things we kept forgetting.
15.05.08, 8pm: DU BIST DA ABER DU BIST NICHT DU or DU BIST DU ABER DU BIST NICHT DA
An interview with Loreto Martinez Troncoso and Jochen Dehn dedicated to the difference between the unexpected and the surprise.
08.05.08, 8pm: LES PRINCIPES D’INCERTITUDES
With Jonathan Fouchard and Khanh-Dang Nguyen Thu Lam.
01.05.08, 8pm: L’ÉPONGE
A play by Anne Chaniolleau and Jochen Dehn, under the eyes of Phileas Fogg and
24.04.08, 8pm: THE ENCLOSED GARDEN - SECOND TRY
Performance based on the symbiosis of figs and their wasps, under the eyes of Richard Dawkins.
11.04.08, 8pm: LIQUID
Guided tour of the Louvre.
Rendez-vous in front of La Belle Ferronière by Leonardo da Vinci.
03.04.08, 8pm: KNOTS and their OPPOSITE
Performance-lecture on connecting and colliding.
27.03.08, 8pm: THE ENCLOSED GARDEN
Performance based on the symbiosis of figs and their wasps. Under the eyes of Richard Dawkins.
20.03.08, 8pm: UNIVERSE BACKSTAGE,the surface of a line and impact without movement.
With Frédéric Danos, Virginie Thomas, Jochen Dehn.
13.03.08, 8pm: INFRASTRUCTURES INVISIBLES
Conference performed by Cecilia Becanovic and Maxime Thieffine.
27.02.08, 8pm: NO, YOU’RE RIGHT - training 1
Under the eyes of Raphael Zarka and John D. Rockefeller.
20.02.08, 8pm: NON NEWTONIAN LIQUIDS
Conference-performance with Anne Chaniolleau, concerning integrity, barriers, water-walkers (water spiders), the capacity of flies to stick to the ceiling, surface tension and how we can take advantage of it. Under the eyes of Jim Dodge.
13.02.08, 8pm: TOTAL OSMOSIS C
Conference-dance with Gelitin and the Moms. Evening dedicated to membranes and transits. Under the eyes of Tarita Teripaia.
06.02.08, 8 pm: THE FLATLANDER
Performance-conference that proposes a reconsideration of perspective, dimensions and scale. Under the eyes of Charlyn Marie Marshall.
30.1.08, 8 pm: FLOCKS
Conference-performance with Kaori Monsanto. This evening, we will demonstrate why it is necessary to become liquid, how to dissolve into a crowd, and what protocol to adopt once one finds oneself in a crowd in order to become invisible. Under the eyes of Harry Houdini and Erich Weisz.
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