by Céline Bacqué, Sakgayao, Matthias Erian and Günther Berger
Tue, 21.04.2009, 8.00 pm
MAK Columned Main Hall
France meets South Korea meets Austria since 2003, French dancer and choreographer Celine Bacqué, Korean video artist
Sakgayo and the electroacoustic musicians Günther Berger and Matthias Erian have collaborated on the team project Change
Faces. Their performances, which often also engage the audience, are live improvisations with dance, video art, and
music. This results in a performative total work of art as well as a language-image that refers to the premises of the venue.
The choreography by Celine Bacqué is inspired by compositions of Berger and Erian. Moreover, the style of dancing that she
has developed is influenced by different cultures: from Western Modern Dance to shamanic dances as the Salpuri or the Sungumu.
The music accompaniment tells stories of different cultures. Both are reflected in the movements of Bacqué and in the reactions
of the audience. Sakgayo makes the performance complete by incorporating in it live video shootings of the performance and
the audience. The video projections a mix of images, recordings, and documentation balance the energy between music and dance.
Change Faces takes viewers on a trip through the world of multi-media art. Video manipulation, sampling, and sound
deformation are the tools used to put traditional contents in new perspectives. Roots revisited!
The Pearl M. Mackey Apartments (R.M. Schindler, 1939) in the Mid-Wilshire District of Los Angeles are home to the MAK Artists and Architects-in-Residence program MAK Artists and Architects in Residence Program]. The Republic of Austria purchased the building on the initiative of the
MAK in 1995 and the program designed for visiting emerging international artists and architects was launched in the same year.