Le Plateau

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Clic-clac, collage, 2017 © Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Clic-clac – Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

First episode: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
01.06.2017 – 19h30


Marvin Gaye Chetwynd opens the third season of the revue (2017/2018). The wacky and unleashed performances of the British artist star characters adorned with handmade costumes and accessories, and question notions of utopia, collective, and improvisation. Between carnival, literature and street theatre, the plays refer both to vernacular heritage and to key figures of contemporary cultures.

Especially designed for le plateau, the performance Clic-clac mixes different themes. The building of Tchernobyl’s nuclear reactor confinement shelter is one of them. Several characters are involved, such as the famous ‘Cigarette girl’, icon popularized by Hollywood cinema, or Abbé Pierre, who notoriously took part in the radio game show Hit-or-miss (Quitte ou double) in 1952.

Born in London in 1973, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd currently lives and works in Glasgow. She is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London.


L’Homme aux cent yeux (revue)

The new “revue” (show) L’Homme aux cent yeux * – in a nod to its glorious ancestors of the 30s and to the spirit of the Music Hall – proposes an annual programme of live interventions, open to all kinds of artistic creation (acoustic, filmic, choreographic, etc.), by artists invited to occupy the exhibition spaces in two phases. The first (la revue) will consist in evening events during the ongoing exhibitions, with a performative play specially created by an artist for each occasion. The second (la grande revue) will take place once during the year, in between exhibitions, when the spaces are empty and awaiting the next installation. For this event – the acme of the “revue” – all the invited artists will gather and propose a follow-up to their first intervention.
These two forms of intervention will enable the invited artists to experiment with new pieces in different contexts and in direct relationship with the public.

* L’Homme aux cent yeux (revue) is a reference to Argus, the all-seeing giant in Greek mythology with a tragic  – and beautiful – destiny.