Théâtre de l'ordinaire


Performance, Video, Installation
Collaboration with Leila Ziu
The Kennington Residency
2017
 

Théatre de l' ordinaire is the latest project between Leila Ziu and Maëva Berthelot.

Drawing on both their individual backgrounds, the artists work across disciplines of performance, design, video and installation.
Ziu and Berthelot work immediately and intuitively; their performance method is grounded in improvisation primarily working with unedited one-shot takes to release control and allow invisible forces to take part in the decision making process.



At a time where our visual representations tend to be fabricated, glamorised, distorted and manipulated, Ziu and Berthelot wanted with this project to expose and confront ‘idealised’ imagery from the truthful perspective of the ordinary. Taking influence from the visual language of showbiz, popular culture, fashion and advertising, the artists surrender to the work right from the start confining themselves in the challenged aesthetic.
Their performance indulges in the tension between the search for perfection, wanting to impress and the reality of their vulnerability, humanity and errors. Only using DIY techniques and banal everyday locations as film sets, Ziu and Berthelot attempt to bring glamour into the ordinary, on-screen magic into real life.

An attempt doomed to fail or wildly succeed.

 

Stills from 'Cry to me', 2017

Stills from 'Cry to me', 2017

 

'Searching for a destiny that's mine'
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 1, video 2, 2017

La Renaissance
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 2, Video 1, 2017

 

'Cry To me.'
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 1, video 3, 2017

 
 

'Help me Love Again'
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 1, video 4, 201

 
 
 

'Happy hardcore''
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 1, video 1, 2017

 
 

'Tap Me, Tap You'
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 2, video 5, 03, 2017

'Tap Me, Tap You' 2
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 2, video 5, 03, 2017

 

'I slay'
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 2, video 5, 2017

 

'Take all of me' (unsync)
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 2, video 4, 2017

'Take all of me'
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 2, video 4, 2017

 

'Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien'
Théâtre de l'ordinaire: Day 2, video 2, 2017