HéTéROTOPIAS – Gardens is a work in which the movements of dancers and costume-sculptures merge into strange creatures, straddled between abstraction and figuration, whose surfaces are constantly changing; unfolding in infinity.
Heterotopia, from the ancient Greek: (tópos, “”place””) and from (heteros, “”other””). The term was coined in 1967 by the philosopher Michel Foucault, in a text titled “Others spaces” to describe the utopian micro-spaces that exist within society but outside its social norms; worlds in the world that inspire new perceptions and behavior.
HéTéROTOPIAS proposes an opening onto “other places”, places that are suspended between reality and fiction, between natural and artificial, geometry and organicity.
“You who build gardens, don’t make parks or green spaces, make margins. Don’t make leisure and game parks, make places of enjoyment, make closures that are openings. Don’t make imaginary objects, make fictions. Don’t make representations, make empty spaces, gaps, make neutrality.”
– Marin, L. (1992) Leçons traversières, Paris : Albin Michel.