Mutant Stage 3, a film by Benjamin Millepied, 2015 © Stéphane Perche

Mutant Stage 3

Date: 2015
Medium: Film, 2.26 minutes
Exhibition: Mutant Stage

For the third episode of the series, Benjamin Millepied adopts simultaneously the roles of choreographer, dancer and director.

By personifying the building’s ubiquitous nature, he reveals in black and white the state of transition of certain emptied spaces. The 9 rue du Plâtre, currently immersed in an architectural, chromatic and choreographic in-between, is exposed delicately to the audience.

The two previous Mutant Stage episodes carried the traces of the building’s former uses: a hat repair store, a school. Benjamin Millepied's lens and rhythm offer a new perspective on the bare space, now resembling a skeleton composed of dust and steel. As such, the third Mutant Stage episode distills the structure to its simplest form, where only lines, material and light remain.
Mutant Stage 3, a film by Benjamin Millepied, 2015 © Stéphane Perche
Mutant Stage 3, a film by Benjamin Millepied, 2015