Performance invades Palais de Tokyo starting this Friday, April 6th, until Sunday, the 8th. The occasion is the fourth edition of the “Do Disturb!” festival, in which 50 artists from six major cultural institutions (including Galeria Vermelho’s “Verbo”) present performances that range from aesthetic treatments to ladies’ wrestling.
Two Brazilian artists participate in the festival: Marcelo Cidade and Guilherme Peters. Peter’s work, “Escola sem Partido” [School without Parties], is particularly attention-worthy. The performance criticizes the impeachment of former Brazilian president Dilma Roussef in 2016 by having the artist tied to a hanging bunch of logs. Fighting the metaphoric fascist control, he tries to write on a school blackboard.
Other highlights include a marching trans community of Frédéric Nauczyciel’s “Performance Marching Band Paris Project” (2018); fifteen “beauty treatments” booths offering both relaxing and disturbing moments of “Institut d’Esthétique” (2018), and a zero gravity-performance in Romain Lalire’s “Kumo” (2011).
See the festival’s complete programme here (in French).
“Do Disturb!”, featuring Alice Pons, Olivia Reschofsky, Zsofia Paczolay (Moha Project), Andrés Aizicovich, Angelica Mesiti & Uriel Barthélémi, AUTOPALO (Luca Resta, Emanuele Rinaldo Meschini), Aymeric Hainaux, Bring Your Own Performance (BYOP), Cecilia Bengolea, Dance On Ensemble, Diamètre, Dorota Gaweda & Egle Kulbokaite, Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Emo de Medeiros, Fatima Al-Banawi, Florence Peake, Florent Audoye, Frédéric Nauczyciel and Marquis Revlon, Future Ladies Of Wrestling (F.L.O.W.), Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, Gabrielle Goliath, Guilherme Peters, Hobe Lasai, Institut d’Esthétique, Jamila Johnson-Small, Jeremy Nedd, Jerome Violent, Kubra Khademi, Laurent Lacotte & Arthur, Mayadoux, Lila Derridj, Louise Siffert, Luca Pozzi, Marcelo Cidade, Michaela Meschke, Nils Bech & Ida Ekblad, Pauline Barboux & Jeanne Ragu, Pia Camil, River Lin, Romain Lalire, Wagner Schwartz and Zadie Xa
Curated by Vittoria Matarrese
On view on April 6th ( 6 pm to 12 am), 7th (2 pm to 12 am) and 8th (12 pm to 6 pm), 2018