/ The Cloud of Unknowing + Good Boy
OFFTA - Live Art Festival
The Cloud of Unknowing
How does light feel when you’re a plant?
The Cloud of Unknowing is a cinematic adventure combining dance and poetry on the possible encounters with non-human beings, the imperceptible and the unfathomable. Footage, animation, gesture and voice all combine to reconcile our sensuous perceptions with the naked being of things. A multidimensional voyage into the secret lives of water, animals, skeletons and thunderstorms, ‘tis a journey across matter into how it might feel to be something else than what we actually are.
Creation : Boris Dumesnil-Poulin
Swimmers : Félix Dumesnil-Poulin, Alexandra Sargent-Laskin, Malaïka Petersen-Pelletier, François Morelli, Camille Cléant, Boris Dumesnil-Poulin
Outside Eye : Rebecca Duclos
Videography and Editing : Laïla Meistari
Technical Director and Stage Management : Frédérique Laliberté
Photo and video teaser : Boris Dumesnil-Poulin
In collaboration with Complexe sportif du Stade Olympique, Faculté des beaux-arts de l'Université Concordia
With the support of La Fondation Poulin
A young man discovers the city, where dreams fall apart, where youth fades, but where he would experience sexual and emotional initiation. Adapted from the eponymous novel, Good boy is a shameless and guilty performance about self-exposure through desire – desire which has its dark side too, like an illness – but also, indirectly, through literature.
Ideation, text and performance : Antoine Charbonneau-Demers
Direction : Karyane Bilodeau
Photo : Christian Leduc
Video teaser : Antoine Charbonneau-Demers
30 min. + 40 min.**