On-site exhibition

Danser sur un volcan

Cité des arts, 2 passage des arts 25000 Besançon

Daniel Firman, Duo (Lodie, Paola, Denis, Amélie, David, Siet, Camille), 2013 (détail) © Adagp, Paris, 2021 Courtesy Ceysson & Bénétière. Photo Blaise Adilon
Daniel Firman, Duo (Lodie, Paola, Denis, Amélie, David, Siet, Camille), 2013 (détail) © Adagp, Paris, 2021 Courtesy Ceysson & Bénétière. Photo Blaise Adilon
03.20
09.19
2021

If it evokes danger, risk-taking, and possible fall, the title of the exhibition ("Dancing on a volcano") also alludes to the complexity of human and social relations. Indeed the phrase «Dancing on a volcano», would have been pronounced for the first time in 1830 by Narcisse-Achille de Salvandy at a reception in honour of the king of Naples. It is said Salvandy warned the Duke of Orleans of social trouble by comparing the revolt to a volcano.

Following the exhibition Dancing Machines, which focused on the internal constraints of the body, Danser sur un volcan deals with external constraints, those related to gravity and those related to the Other, the one who carries, touches, and whose gaze transforms the body.

Like Dancing Machines, Danser sur un volcan brings together works by visual artists and choreographers.

  • Ewa Axelrad, Pascal Baes, Andrés Baron, Matthew Barney, Yoann Bourgeois, René Clair et Francis Picabia, Denis Darzacq, Thierry De Mey, Daniel Firman, William Forsythe, Simone Forti, Maïder Fortuné, Agnès Geoffray, Dhewadi Hadjab, Anna Halprin, Ann Veronica Janssens, Paul Harrison et John Wood, Micha Laury, Édouard Levé, Jacques Lizène, Shahar Marcus, Maguy Marin, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Morris, Ciprian Muresan, Eadweard Muybridge, Masaki Nakayama, Steven Parrino, Steve Paxton, Klaus Rinke, Pipilotti Rist, Hans Schabus, Melati Suryodarmo, Franck & Olivier Turpin, Bill Viola, Franz Erhard Walther
— Curator(s): Florent Maubert, Sylvie Zavatta

Contact

Frac Franche-Comté
Cité des Arts
25 000 Besançon, France

contact@frac-franche-comte.fr
T +33 (0)3 81 87 87 40

Opening hours

MON
CLOSED
TUE
CLOSED
WED
2PM-6PM
THU
2PM-6PM
FRI
2PM-6PM
SAT
2PM-7PM
SUN
2PM-7PM
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