INACT is an international performance festival and has been organised in Strasbourg since 2011. At the intersection of representation, artistic gesture and mediation, the INACT festival diffuses works, interactive or performative, which try to bring the crisis of the spectacular alive as an experience that questions the perception of reality. The festival and the actions of the association offer spectators a journey of both intense and balanced experiences favoring reflection and judgment of the spectator to a unilateral sideration, faithful to the famous phrase of Robert Filiou «Art is what which makes life more interesting than art ”. The INACT 2020 festival postponed to the fall of 2020, due to the Covid-19 crisis, joins forces in May 2020 with Art will save us for an evening performance which directly from different location of the artists will take place live on the Internet.
isthisme.jpgSamy Benammar & Lou Morlier, FR (English speaking performance)
Samy Benammar and Lou Morlier are two friends whose trajectories are echoing in dissonance. Their texts and images intersect during a performance questioning their common identity as much as their dissemblance. You told me the other day that you could have been me and that you never would be. During a few months, almost a year, our roads merged : it was a long time ago, a distant crossing at the scale of the ocean that separates us now. You still talk to me about the photographs you take and each time I dare to speak to you about me, you resound and remind me of this absurd synchronicity that connects us. I wonder what is hidden in your images, what stories you tell within what you don’t share with me; is there in what I don’t know about you even more about me than in what you tell me ? If we share the time of an evening spent developing and digitizing our negatives, will we see the echoes of the person we are together or the proof of our difference?
Boussaadoun Yassine, Mathieu Bohet, Sandrine Lehagre, FR (French speaking performance)
Three performers with distinguished universes for a performance in stills are agitated and noised for an autistic reflection painting, action of the word, movement, scenes linked to the order of an organized bazaar. Sandrine, Yassine and Mathieu start a collaboration, invent an imaginary world, a succession of events that each in turn they decide to make appear thanks to action, to language. Speech is performative, it is what brings things to life. They go in and out in a back and forth, one turn together, following it separately. They speak, speak to each other or to themselves sometimes in overlaps or in a language that does not seek translators.
Umfassend und einmalig den Eigensinn umbiegen
Cindy Cordt, DE (German speaking performance)
An obsessive and surreal story, everyday objects, repetition, a surprising evolution and the gesture gives meaning to the imagination. Cindy Cordt borrows as artist from various mediums like video, photography and performance, Cindy Cordt necessarily uses her body as artistic material. She invites the spectator to consider simple gestures as allegories of situations that she creates in these performances
Mème pas de titre / Even no title
Les Maoudj, FR (English speaking performance)
An action in two concurrent or partially tiled performances between Mael Gagnieux (son) and Jean Claude Gagnieux-Maoudj (father) dealing with the transmission and status (nomination) of artistic action. In addition to their personal practices, they occasionally find themselves practicing artistic actions together since 2007, with, for example, the Butors with stars. Taking advantage of the father-son bond, the artistic complementarity, and the performative common practice. Duo-duel, humor, humor, affects, and family conflicts.We will cut youVideo conference about scum manifestoEmilie Notéris et Callisto Mc Nulty, FR (French speaking performance)
Since 2019, Emilie Notéris and Callisto Mc Nulty have been performing duet performances. We Will Cut You is a remake of “SCUM Manifesto” (1976) by Delphine Seyrig and Carole Roussopoulos. This version, produced remotely, in April 2020, offers the reading of extracts from «SCUM Manifesto», a radical feminist manifesto by Valerie Solanas (1967), interspersed with a montage of news related to the health crisis.
Émilie Notéris is a text worker, born in 1978. Her latest work, ‘The Restorative Fiction’, published in 2017, puts into practice and theory the art of Japanese kintsugi to offer queer transcendence of binary cleavages, through the study of popular cinematographic fictions. To be published in June 2020, at Paraguay, ‘Alma Material’, intends to contribute to an art history which is not only a history of white women, and to replace the inheritance suffered by fathers by the desiring quest of mothers (not exclusively organic).
Callisto Mc Nulty is a director, author and translator born in Paris in 1990. Her research concerns feminist, cultural and visual arts studies. They take the form of production, editing and performance projects. She directed the film «Delphine et Carole, insoumuses» (2019, 70 mins, selected in numerous international festivals and which received 6 prizes, including the prize for the best French documentary by the French Syndicate of Film Criticism).