Dyade 2018

Dyade is a film shot by a drone on Lake Geneva. In the middle of wealthy Switzerland, a small solitary boat is lost on the water. On this drifting vessel sit two human beings, a man and a woman, a white woman and a black man. Among other things, they represent the troubling, unsettling bodies that white European patriarchal mentality, in its sexism and racism, has admired and desired while denying their reality, rights and humanity. There is also a reference to the following paradox: for centuries, Europe has forced humans to migrate towards slavery and yet it now prevaricates when it comes to helping contemporary migrants and refugees.
Based on this premise, the metaphorical potential is enormous and remains open to interpretation: the relationship human beings have with water, drifting, insecurity, balance, imbalance, travel, migration, falling, diving, making the boat move using only one’s body, drowning, power relationships, master and slave relationships. The boat, the water, the sky, the clouds, the mountains, and even the drone become characters that interact with each other kinetically and cinematically.

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concept et direction Foofwa d’Imobilité

actants Alizée Sourbé, Filbert Tologo

réalisation et montage Nicolas Wagnières

chef opérateur drone Nicolas Mesple

pilote drone Cyril Neri

costumes Aline Courvoisier

son Thierry Simonot

étalonnage Damien Molineaux

mixage son Charles Menger

conseils Claude Jordan

administration / communication Sylvia Jagdeep

diffusion / production Patricia Buchet

production Neopost Foofwa

coproduction Association pour la Danse Contemporaine – Genève, Centre des arts de l’Ecole Internationale de Genève

soutiens Loterie Romande

remerciements Claude Gafner, Claire Burgy, Jacques Demierre, Alan Sondheim, Pascal Villa-Vieille, Anu-Maaria Calamnius-Puhakka et Antti Puhakka, Nicholas Hanmer, Société de Sauvetage de Rolle, C-Side Productions SA, Dépôt Box Services SA, Studio Vostock

Dyade fait partie du ‘Projet GLocal (2018—2020) – ethics in local and global dance projects’  

Neopost Foofwa et le Projet GLocal bénéficient d’une convention de soutien conjoint de la Ville de Genève, de la République et Canton de Genève et de Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour l’art