A HOUSE A DANCE A POEM
Duo pour danseuse et musicienne autour de poèmes-partitions en A et La Majeur (w/ Felicia Atkinson & Elise Ladoué)
French premiere on Apr. 15 at Frac île-de-france / Le Plateau
Danish premiere on Apr. 23 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg
A House A Dance A Poem is a score, a performance, a film, a song, a book and a possible exhibition by Félicia Atkinson with the collaboration of the dancer Elise Ladoué.
It was performed in April 2016 at Le Plateau Frac Ile de France (Version 1) and at Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Version 2).
A House A Dance A Poem is is a feminist hymn composed as a pyramidal structure, referring in the same time to the A-frame houses, the yoga position of the triangle, the first letter of the roman alphabet and the feminine sex.
A House A Dance A Poem is an formalist ode to the letter A, whereas it is interpreted and improvised as a house, an object, a musical key, a movement or a noun.
“A” as a starting point for drawing a line in architecture, design, crafts, arts.
The film and the score can be activated by a performance by Elise Ladoué and Félicia Atkinson and/or an installation of sculptures of Atkinson.
Almost static, the colors of the film seem to be awkwardly televisual, the A-frame house swallows its characters and and is swallowed itself by the letter A.
Appears on the album ‘Hand In Hand’ (Shelter Press, SP081, 2017)
Graphic score of the performance
16 pages, 11 x 18 cm, black risograph with blue staples.
Text by Felicia Atkinson, Choreography and dance by Elise Ladoué
Photo by Thomas Scotto d’Abusco, Design by Bartolomé Sanson
Edition of 250 copies, Printed by Hato Press (London)
Published by Argument (Shelter Press), 042016
Performance at Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Film, 2016, 08:31
Shelter Press at Alt_CPH, Copenhagen, Danemark
September 11 — 13, 2015
With works by
Mark Allen (Machine Project)
Alberto Garcia del Castillo
Hailey Loman (LACA)
(thumbnail: eric mast)
The Last Frontier
Felicia Atkinson / Bartolomé Sanson / Shelter Press
March 08 — May 03, 2015 at Oslo 10, Basel (CH)
Two interpretations on nowness, contemplation, improvisation and in situ
Yuccas / Silk / Sun / Aquarelles / Henry Miller / Wood / Joan Didion / Documentation / Arizona / Clay / Songs / Big Sur / Drive / Pool / Jack Kerouac / Mountains / Canyons / Improvisation
From the french alps to New Mexico, passing by Big Sur California Felicia Atkinson (born 1981, Paris) has been doing researches about the influences of the beat generation on formations of the contemporary and through a feminist point of view.
How to be unsettled and in the meantime on site, connected to the landscape, ping- ponging from music to poetry, inside and outside the gallery space. Blurring everyday the frontier between genres, this exhibition made on site will host sculptures, sound, installation, poetry and painting.
Shelter Press, the independant imprint of Bartolome Sanson and Felicia Atkinson, will display a collection of documents and objects brought from the US west coast and desert (Big Sur, Ojai Valley, Joshua Tree, Flagstaff, Petrified Forest, Sedona) together with a short film involving dears, photographs, vintage images of a petrified forest.
Supported by FNAGP, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques