october, 2020

04oct7:30 pm8:30 pmThere used to be an/other | theYard.Residency.20


Event Details

04.10 | 19:30

There used to be an/other [physical performance – art installation]

Pascal Caron – Melita Couta


We feel a mysterious attachment for the people that were roaming the Earth so long ago, in prehistoric times, and for so long a period of time that our minds just can’t grasp the dimensions. Actually, we believe they were not living in our world. They were living in an endless fascination.

“There used to be an/other” is merging together the different artistic practices of the artists Melita Couta and Pascal Caron which are sculpture and ceramic making with dance and performance. Yet, objects, matter and movement coexist on stage without being specifically defined as dance, theatre or art performance.

We are interested in looking back at the beginnings of humanization, and more specifically at the traces of artistic activities of early humans such as ceramic making. It is an image of a different understanding of the world where “our” world is suspended. In this image, the very understanding of time becomes abstract and every knowledge is also suspended, or reinvented.

The performer enters a state of fascination, just like ceramics is a fascination of the earth: the elements remain, but they gain new properties as they meet, pass through various thermal states and acquire new shapes.

The clay discovers its kinship with the stone, with the fire, with the hand, with the hollow; the body, its kinship with the clay.



Performer: Pascal Caron

Installation in space: Melita Couta

Music: George Stefanakidis

Light design: Martinos Thalassetis

Photograph: Melita Couta


Residency duration – 9 days

Information – 99 430378



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