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EMPAC Video Archive 2008–2017

Clement Layes: Allege

February 1, 2014

DANCE / THEATRE

“Allege examines the possibility of an action that is not determined from the outside but is created from within itself. What can I do or not do to open up a field of undreamt-of possibilities?”
—Clément Layes

Humorous and conceptual, this solo by Clément Layes mixes performance art, philosophy, and dance with Chaplinesque virtuosity. Balancing a glass of water on his head for the duration of the performance, he takes us on a contemplative journey involving habit and expectation, the absurdities of life, and overlooked small moments of beauty.

With a background in circus arts, dance, and philosophy, French/German physical theater artist Clement Layes presents a remarkable physical feat and a personal universe that metaphorically mixes visual arts, choreography, and deeper thinking around the daily life of objects.

This performance is presented in conjunction with Seth Lloyds’ talk, Programming the Universe.

CURATOR: ASH BULAYEV

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