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Do disturb!

Concerts, performances, showings…

Palais de Tokyo, Paris 16
10 • april 12 2015
  • Renaud Auguste Dormeuil
    Production Centre national des arts plastiques
    © Renaud Auguste Dormeuil / photo : visuel fourni par l'artiste

  • Julien Bismuth
    L comme Litote
    FNAC 2014-0461
    © Julien Bismuth / CNAP / photo : droits réservés

  • Anne Kawala
    Quelque chose d'in,fi,nie
    Commande publique du Centre national des arts plastiques
    © Anne Kawala / photo : Rob Santaguida

  • Loreto Martinez Troncoso
    Commande publique du CNAP
    © Loreto Matinez Troncoso / photo : Renato Roque

  • Denis Savary
    Acquis en 2014
    © droits réservés / CNAP

In response to the Palais de Tokyo “DO DISTURB!” Festival invitation, the Centre national des arts plastiques, the MoMA PS1 (New York), the Tate Modern (London), the Matadero Madrid, the Frac Lorraine and the Berghain (Berlin) offer a programme combining first-time works, plays hitherto unknown in France and other unmissable performances.

10, 11 and 12 April 2015: “DO DISTURB!” seeks to surprise by breaking down the walls between artistic disciplines, pushing their limits, creating a place where dance, music, video and performance art meet.

In April 2012, a few days before its reopening, the Palais de Tokyo gave us a glimpse of what was to come with 30 uninterrupted hours of concerts, performances, conferences and shows in a single event.
“DO DISTURB!” has been dreamed up in the same spirit. In a Palais de Tokyo buzzing like a beehive, “DO DISTURB!” will be a creative, vibrant and impertinent festival.

Participating artists will take over the Palais, to create an itinerary threading its way over its different levels. The spaces the performances form around themselves, and the way they rub up against each other, will be created as visitors encounter them on the itinerary.

The CNAP presents a selection of works from its collection to reflect the wide range of performance practices today. With an eye to the future, the CNAP collection has been especially interested for several years in acquiring and commissioning living art; this is with a view to taking a trans-disciplinary approach, with performance, sound and choreographic works reinventing new relationships between themselves and their context.
Through six performances, including two specially commissioned works, the CNAP seeks to especially emphasize orality and the driving role voice and language play in exploring the outer edges of the literary, the musical and the cinematographic.

Renaud Auguste Dormeuil, Julien Bismuth, Pierre Bismuth, Anne Kawala, Loreto Martinez Troncoso and Denis Savary will work with sound or visual scores in performances that will invite the public to reinterpret scripts, explore language and its many translations, and even reflect on how mental images come into being.


Video programming from the CNAP collection will complete this offering, especially with the exceptional presentation of the Charles de Meaux film, Marfa Mystery Light - A Concert for the UFOs; this is a “making of” film about a performance with the Texan rock group The Secret Machines in the Marfa desert, in the shadow of Donald Judd and the Mystery Lights.

Festival Curator:

Vittoria Matarrese, Head, Palais de Tokyo Cultural Programming and Special Projects

CNAP Programming Curator:

Sébastien Faucon, Head, CNAP Fine Arts Collections

Dernière mise à jour le 01 Jun 2015
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