Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet

Annie Vigier was born in 1965 and Franck Apertet in 1966. They live and work in Paris. Under the
generic title les gens d’Uterpan, they have developed creations focusing on experimentation.
Their action touches upon several points, by exploring, among other things, the limits of the
human body and of representation. This process implies redefining the practice of dance and
the function of the dancer. By appearing in different frameworks that reveal the action of the
body, or by adapting to them, they provoke the conditions for a new reflection on the different
methods of representation, production and interpretation of performance. The interpretation of
this physical presence also puts into question the positions of the spectator and the choreographer
in these processes. Initiated with innovative collaborations with cultural operators from different
sectors, their action includes the economic aspect as part of the artistic project. The fine arts sector
accompanies this movement of opening up by sharing viewpoints and highlighting the answers
provided to these issues.
Their work has been presented (selection): at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin; at the Tate Modern,
London; at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; at the Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; at
the VI Cali Performance Festival, Colombia; at the Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo; at the Museum of
Modern Art, Warsaw; at the Kunsthaus Graz, Museum Joanneum, Austria; at the Berlin Biennial
of Contemporary Art; at the Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul; at White Box, New York; at Space18
- Bund18, Shanghai; at the Museum for contemporary art, Zagreb; at the CAC Vilnius; at the MAC
Lyon; at the Museion, Bolzano; at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; at YAY! Gallery & Museum Center, Baku,
Azerbaijan…

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www.lesgensduterpan.com