AGATHE SIMON
Day 1
(Paris, 24.09.2017)

2017
Collective Performance | The Group

La Générale, Paris

© Agathe Simon
Audiovisual Documentation: Noémie Bourdin Habert, Hadi Moussally, Olivier Pagny

“Day 1” is a collective performance of shamanistic inspiration, created by Agathe Simon following her Ritual for Light in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is the first project of The Group.

“Day 1” is an immersive and participative project dedicated to the reinvention of the connection to the self, the others and the invisible. It brings together prepared participants and unprepared participants, who interact. In line with previous projets by Agathe Simon (Ritual for Light, Heart is Home), this collective experience is based on freedom through various inner and outer actions. It does not require any prerequisites.

Agathe Simon prepared “Day 1” thanks to shamanistic journeys. During the experience, participants also carry out shamanistic journeys and describe them live. The narratives of these relaies intermingle. They become sources of interpretation and improvisation.

 

“Day 1” took place at La Générale in Paris, with Barbara Becquiot, Nadine Bottolaccio, Noémie Bourdin Habert, Stéphane Feuillu, Cyril Golovtchan, Lucile Jaeghers, Namhee Kwon, Laurent Lamielle, Fabienne Manet, Elisa Martin, Manuel Martinez, Viviane Monel-Villa, David Packer, Margaret Lanzetta, Ghislaine Parent, Bruno Payen, Anne Rannou, Nadine Renoult, Macia Roca, Agathe Simon, Marie-Hélène Vignes, Paul Villa, and Francis Winisdoerffer.

Agathe Simon is a Paris-based artist, born in 1977. After a decade of art projects throughout the world, she starts a partenrship with the art company The Group in Paris in 2017. She is also conducting artistic creation workshops at the Sorbonne University.

Agathe Simon is currently preparing projects in partnership with ‘Les Voûtes’ (a Parisian alternative art venue), the “C.N.R.S.” (the largest governmental research organisation in France), the Paris Cergy National Graduate School of Arts, the University of Cergy-Pontoise, and the Museum of Non-conformist Art (Saint Petersburg, Russia). These projects will include performances, films, and exhibitions.