|Photos courtesy of the artists|
Monday, March 5, 2012
Le Petit Cirque
The Invisible Dog Art Space is known for interesting, bizarre, great contemporary art, and Sat March 3 2012 was no exception.
Le Petit Cirque, by Laurent Bigot is a kooky, intimate scaled-down presentation, from the mind of a strange, talented frenchmen. Although its extremely visual, the other side of the coin is sound, twelve small microphones draw resources from its interior. The look and and construction of the cirque is DIY(do it yourself)adding to the retro-avant garde feel of it. The whole thing has a slight mad-scientist/wizard of oz quality, making you more curious about the process and how it came about.
Your held somewhat transfixed by the visuals, but your mind strays to curious thoughts of the man pulling the strings, controlling the action. A single light shines above his playground of odd toys and everyday items, like a microcosm of the macrocosm that is the New York stage. In some ways the performance is just the icing on the cake, while the man controlling it all is the body of the cake. Your forced to wonder how his days and nights are spent, who is he really?
This strange, off-beat, "beat-generation", interesting man; why does he seem so much apart of his cirque? "Le petit Cirque is a complex object made of wood, strings, springs and fragility. Twelve microphones draw resources from its interior".(taken from the Invisible dog art space event page) If you would like to know more, go to:www.theinvisibledog.org, "Art is the reason, art is the way"