Performance by artist Sophie Dupont and DJ and composer Philippe Cohen Solal. In BREATH MOVES the two artists make us discover the unique character of the universes of breathing.
The Danish performance artist Sophie Dupont invites everyone to participate as passengers on a train trip in her performance “BREATH moves 231”. Dupont’s performance is based on collaboration with musician and composer Philippe Cohen Solal. Solal’s remix of Pacific 231 composed in 1923 by Arthur Honegger constitute the acoustic resonance of Dupont’s collaborative performance. Pacific 231 consists of five main sections movements. Each of the sounds are elements of a train and the different soundscapes generated before, during, and at the conclusion of its trip.
Dupont’s situated and site-specific performance focus on the different breaths of the machine in motion. Her performance responds to the industrial heritage, to so-called progress. Dupont takes inspiration from this piece by moving her body into the different rhythms and soundscapes with a focus on the locomotive’s different rhythms. During the journey, Dupont invites the visitors to be passengers by following her breathing in the different motions.
In BREATH MOVES 231 Dupont takes us through a journey into all the different temperaments of the breath. By breathing the performance investigates the connectedness in the act of breath. Breathing is a constant exchange between our inner and outer world. It is a bridge between past and future. The breath is right now, our life rhythm. Trembling or fast, slow, hesitant or deep. Always present. The breath is a spiritual connection with the world through corporeality, and it reminds us of the primordial power of the body. Our life from birth to death is spiritual. We cultivate our breath to live in coexistence and balance. Our breath inspires us to be born again and again into a caring world. The inspiration is always present.
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