Scénographie potentielle, Alix Boillot and Julien Lacroix

Saturday 16 Sep 2023 from 2:30pm to 2:50pm, from 7pm to 7:20pm, from 8pm to 8:20pm

Sunday 17 Sep 2023 from 2:30pm to 2:50pm

Free entry

The installation can be seen throughout the festival.

© Adagp, Paris, 2023 © Martin Argyroglo

Alix Boillot's installation, activated on several occasions by performer Julien Lacroix, evolves according to the space in which it is installed, here on the 3rd floor of the Fondation.

The blue patatoid shape inhabits space and time, and is present in all eras, at all stages of life: it colours and permeates the landscape and atmosphere it inhabits, porous to the bodies, smells and lights it encounters. The installation invents itself according to the space in which it is installed.

The blue is not the same when it takes over the dark room of a theatre, the white of a gallery, the baroque of a church, an underground car park, an empty swimming pool, a luxuriant forest, a sports ground, or any other atypical place of representation.

Here, twenty-one specimens occupy the third floor of the Fondation, and welcome Julien Lacroix, accomplice and humble witness to their existence. Blue becomes a potential comrade, a bacterium, a papaya, a missile, an archipelago, a guitar, a meteorite and so on. It is also possible to see only abstract blue forms.

Design and sculpture, Alix Boillot
Activations, Julien Lacroix

Coproduction La Ménagerie de verre (Paris); Les Ateliers Médicis (Clichy-Montfermeil)
With the support of Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers - CDN; kunstencentrum BUDA (Courtrai); Le SILO U1 (Château-Thierry)
Graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Alix Boillot designs sculptures, installations, set designs, performances and publications.

From her work on stage, she keeps the timeline, the essence of life, with which she confronts her sculptures: ephemeral, they tend towards their own disappearance. She gathers traces and relics of what defines our humanity, with a preference for what has no value other than that which we give it - the imaginary, the simulacrum, belief, the immaterial. On a different scale, she designs unprofitable, potential spaces that she invites people to inhabit: the void, the counter-shape of the living, becomes an invitation.

Her work has been presented at the Ménagerie de Verre (Paris), the SUBS (Lyon), the Fondation Ricard (Paris), the Saint Ignace church during the Nuit Blanche (Paris), Plastique Danse Flore (Versailles), the CND (Pantin), the Cndc (Angers), the Festival d'Automne (Paris) and the Festival d'Avignon. She will be a resident at the Villa Médicis in 2023-2024.
Among her many collaborations, she has worked with César Vayssié, Ivana Müller, Julien Lacroix, Ola Maciejewska, Robert Cantarella, Dominique Gilliot, Anaïs de Courson and Émilie Labédan.

Julien Lacroix is a director, performer and playwright working in the fields of theatre and dance, music and fashion.

He regularly collaborates on shows by Ivana Müller, Robert Cantarella, Lazare, Toméo Verges, Alix Boillot, Malika Djardi, Yaïr Barelli, etc. He is a member of the De Quark collective. He created the performances En vacance at the Musée des Abattoirs in Toulouse, Fassbinderologie with novelist Alban Lefranc at the Correspondances de Manosque, and Julian et Julien with Julian Eggerickx at the Palais de Tokyo. 

He created a performance with the curator Anissa Touati at Artport - Tel Aviv.
He has directed and produced some thirty fashion shows, notably for the Koché brand in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Milan and Marseille.
He directed the singer Lomepal on his Flip, Jeannine and Mauvais Ordre tours, as well as concerts by Joanna, Myd, QuinzeQuinze and Johan Papaconstantino.