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1999 (2009)




The 1999 project holds on the 48 episodes of the Space 1999 science-fiction series. 
In its frame, I identify its imaginary, kinesthetic and political dynamics and use them as drives for a series of performative and musical scores.
It is a solo musical performance project where I  tend to draw a parallel between the utopian dimensions of sci-fi cinema and those of musical self-production.
While creating live a lo-fi sci-fi musical with a domestic camera, keyboards and objects, I embody some of the characters participating to the production of a record: the musician, the singer, the sound engineer, the graphic designer, the photographer, the video clip maker, etc.
It is a scale model of an oversized world which questions the feasibility of an amateur indie music project. Voluntarily lo-fi, 1999 also reflects on our possibilities to access spectacle using the idea of porosity to build alternatives.
An almost-show leaving artists and spectators the choice of their investment.



“Hilariously funny as well as deep and dark, a profound combination. There’s nothing like it here in the U.S., and we’re lucky to get a glimpse of (Gérald’s) very unique world view and beautiful musicality.”—Laurie Anderson

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Videos & Visuals



Who?


Concept & Performance
Gérald kurdian


Co-production
Centre clark / Montréal


Thanks to :
Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers
Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studio
CCN de Montpellier
La Ménagerie de Verre / Paris



Where?

(2015)
Push Festival / Vancouver (Ca)

(2014)
Südpol / Luzern (Ch)
Festival Cielos del Infinito / Punta Arenas (Cl)

(2013)
Ganz Novi Festival / Zagreb (Hz)
Short Festival / Roma (It)
Noordenzon Festval / Groningen (Nl)
Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo / Madrid (Es)
Imagetanz Festival - Brut / Vienna (Au)
L’Atheneum / Dijon (Fr)
Code 2.0 party - Galerie Davet-Théry / Paris (Fr)

(2012)
Kanuti Gildi / Tallinn (Ee)
OFFTA Festival / Montréal (Ca)
Theaterformen Festival / Braunschweig (De)
Le Phenix / Valenciennes  (Fr)
La Graineterie / Houilles (Fr)
Bit Teater Festival / Bergen (No)

(2011)
Crossing the Line Festival / New York (US)
Festival D’Automne / Paris (Fr)
Printemps de Septembre / Toulouse (Fr)
Festival Volapük / Tours (Fr)
The Stone / New York (US)
Centre Pompidou / Metz (Fr)
Festival Ha-Ha / Château Gontier (Fr)

(2010)
Festival ActOral / Marseille (Fr)
Steirischer Herst Festival / Graz (Au)
FAR Festival / Nyon (Ch)
Baltoscandal Festival / Rakvere (Ee)
Fondation Cartier / Paris (Fr)
Tupp Festival / Uppsala (Se)
Lieu Unique / Nantes (Fr)
Festival Ardanthé - Théâtre de Vanves (Fr)
Festival Onze Bouge - Nouveau Casino / Paris (Fr)

(2009)
Moderna Dans Teater / Stockholm (Se)
Centre Clark / Montréal (Ca)
Lieu Unique / Nantes (Fr)
Le Quai / Mulhouse (Fr) 
Festival In-presentable - Casa Encendida / Madrid (Es)
Sommer bar - Tanz Im August Festival / Berlin (De)
Festival Circular - Vila do Conde (Pt)
(PREMIERE) Festival des Inaccoutumés - Ménagerie de Verre / Paris  (Fr)