Without Distance: Anne Lise Le Gac’s Artistic Residency

Without Distance: Anne Lise Le Gac’s Artistic Residency

“I stay in a four-star hotel-spa in the Croatian outback among a gathering of people seeking true happiness. Within the group, each of us have a status: because I am a newbie, I automatically become DOG, and I have a number 23, because I am the 23rd DOG. We don’t know each other and share advices, beliefs and practices. We nevertheless believe that we live in an INFINITELY LIVING WORLD.Yes, that means life towards infinity.” – shares Anne Lise Le Gac about her performance project La Caresse du Coma. It develops into featurings, which, according to Anne Lise, “are not like process steps but more like chapters of a novel.” 

During the 13th edition of Antistatic, she will be working on the 4th featuring,  which deals with the question “Where is the Duende?”. Her artistic residency is part of Without Distance educational platform and Creative Crossroads program line of the European network for contemporary dance Life Long Burning, whose partner for Bulgaria is Brain Store Project Foundation. 

Anne Lise Le Gac lives in Marseille (France). She is a contemporary artist with a taste for cultural management. Since 2015, she has been co-organising the performance festival OKAY CONFIANCE, which takes place in different cities around France. She has created the solo piece La Caresse du Coma and the collaborative performance project, GRAND MAL, with Élie Ortis. In May 2019 her latest performance project DUCTUS MIDI, created together with the artist and musician Arthur Chambry, had its premiere during Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.