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A relational art intervention in the public space, featuring spontaneous conversations from the general public on the topic of " vivre ensemble ". The experience of “three-course” dialogue wich elevates conversation as an art form—a spurt of humanity, and something to be embraced as a inspiring societal project!
Starter : Meet your dinner companion
Main dish : Savour your conversation over a bowl of soup
Dessert : Create and discover your poetic portrait
A word from the artists: “The world is changing: tensions are flaring up, be they for economic, cultural or other reasons. All too often, we evolve in isolation from one another, through virtual conversations that ultimately leave us disconnected, and incomprehension forms a great divide between us. In recent years, the unprecedented flow of refugees, together with various other crises, has polarized public discourse, shaking our sense of social harmony to its core. We need to speak to one another, on a human scale, one to one, in order to reappropriate the public space for ourselves.”
The stage is outdoors, similar to a restaurant's outdoor deck. Thanks to a straightforward mechanism for fostering interaction, and attentive MCs (Masters of Conversation), this relational art intervention succeeds in generating spontaneous conversations between pairs of individuals, in all confidentiality, on the topic of harmonious coexistence. The experience takes on a collective significance with the accumulation of these duos captured and archived in the form of poetic portraits that are subsequently shown on the event site and online.
By transforming the act of sharing soup with a stranger into a special, estheticized moment for interaction, Le temps d’une soupe sets the stage for human and social encounter on an egalitarian basis. Le temps d’une soupe enables people to broach important topics outside their usual circle of acquaintances, which helps them develop a critical eye. Furthermore, it encourages them to make a personal commitment to playing a more active role within their community, and helps make our public spaces more dynamic, intelligent and democratic.
Organic and locally made!
Our conversation menu is crafted locally for each intervention according to a number of methodologies proposed by the artists (workshop, walks, specific encounters). The questions can foster serious reflection on our universal human interactions, but also evoke local concerns raised thanks to preliminary meetings and discussions with persons who live, work and are interested in the community or region. The soup that is served may be prepared on site, brought in from a neighbourhood restaurant or local collective kitchen that shares the values of the artists. Our aim is to showcase the strength that comes from pooling resources and uniting, and to provide you with a direct and meaningful artistic experience of dialogue.
MONTREAL PREMIÈRE, OCTOBER 2015
SHORT SELECTION OF PREVIOUS SHOWS :
MORE PICTURES OF PREVIOUS SHOWS HERE
Before taking their portraits, all these poeple didn't know each other 30 minutes before !
Clic HERE and enjoy the poetic portraits !
You can also serch and download your portrait by the hour and day of your visit :
September 13 to 18, 2016 : http://letempsdunesoupe-eim2016.tumblr.com
Parc des Faubourgs, Montreal, as part of the 13th Escales Improbables de Montréal.
June 15 th and 18th, 2016 : http://letempsdunesoupe-besancon2016.tumblr.com
Place des Nations, Planoise, Besançon, France with Paroles Nomades, featured by La Boutique du Conte.
June 13th at 7 pm : La Maison de Quartier : presentation and discussion with the artists about 20 years of their artwork
Soupe offered by Latifa
DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS FOR PROGRAMMERS
The staging and format can be adapted to your presentation and financial context :
4 pages presentation, Technical presentation will be send on demand
Previous representations with slide shows
Tumblr Gallery of poetic portraits : 2015 ... A web site combining all poetic portraits is in constrution for 2017