Light Intervention Brigades
For the street and the public space
The UN transforms itself into a light intervention brigade to appear where nobody expects it. The idea of these wild actions is to create, if possible, a regularity in incongruous places to see how the environment reacts to these sudden appearances. The ideal is to arrive always on the same places, always at the same times during several days.
We do not arrive together. Everyone is independent and autonomous. It is necessary to have a game set that is very easy to install and does not require any particular material on the spot. What is important is to be precise about the schedule and to start playing at the same time and finish at the same time. The orchestra spreads out in a place of a city and occupies it by sound, body, actions by reacting or not to its immediate context. The musicians and the listeners do not have a fixed or central place, they rather allow themselves a great mobility for a simultaneous listening. The interventions are brief, lasting a maximum of 20 minutes. The release must be just as fast. Everyone goes in their own direction and does not linger on the scene.
It is interesting that these appearances are captured for their content, but also to condense the reactions of this public in spite of itself to these interventions. Hence the importance, if possible, of having at least 2 to 5 consecutive days in the same city. If it is obviously a performative artistic act, this "happening" is also a kind of sociological study of our relationship to the suddenness, to the gratuity of an artistic performance. In an outdoor space, sounds in the open air immediately take on another dimension. All these successive and simultaneous visual auditory perceptions are the very substance of an experience to be lived. Here, the circulation of sounds is the driving force, the musicians and listeners have no fixed or central place.