Les subsistances

Creative research laboratory - Lyon
Theater / Dance / Circus / Music

Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2012 - 2013

Opening nothing

A Space For Live Art

From 28 to 31 March 2013



How to archive live art performances? How to capture the fleeting moment of a live piece of artwork? How to outwit the power of archive images? How to prevent the fetishization of archives? These contradictions have led us, almost naturally, to challenge live art spectators and to preserve the spirit of live art in the very process of archiving.

4 years and 7 locations in Europe were archived into boxes, containing some carefully selected images of the various A Space For Live Art festivals.

Being in presence of a living archive, it’s putting it in danger just by consulting it. Halfway between the artist who has delivered his secret without any possible reiteration, and the historian constantly opening boxes from the past, the audience is free to choose its own attitude.

What to do? Open these boxes, taking the risk of destroying the images when placing them under the daylight? You are eager to remember one performance or another, one moment you have lived or another. But your gesture is an irreversible act: looking at an image, it’s like making it disappear in one movement.

The choice is yours! You are solely responsible for your actions and only actor of your memory.

Curator: Béatrice Josse
Production: A Space For Live Art partners

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Commission.




Dates & horaires

Thu 28 March 2013 / 18:30

Fri 29 March 2013 / 18:30

Sat 30 March 2013 / 14:30

Sun 31 March 2013 / 14:30

Les Subs Live !

A rave review?… A complaint?…Give your opinion and react in real time throughout the Week_End! Our high-school students and student reporters will collect your comments at the show exits and share them on the Twitter account Les Subs en Live (@subslive). You can also interact in real time with the hashtag #subslive.