Clinamen a film by Hugo Arcier
Choreographer Christine Bastin with Anna Chirescu, Simon Feltz, Pierre Guilbault
Creation visuelle N°130 Creative Studio
supervision Hugo Arcier
FX artist Mihai Grecu
modeling, lighting futuristic Paris Benjamin Bardou
Motion Capture Mocaplab
Music Xavier Thiry, percussions Cristiàn Sotomayor, mixage Tristan Lhomme
Coproduction Opéra national de Paris, Les films Pelléas

Clinamen is a film in computer-generated images where the danced movement is expressed in its purest form. It takes us into a new vision of the Palais Garnier and a futuristic Paris.

Can a choreography exists without the bodies of the dancers?
Clinamen is a praise of movement where movement is expressed in its purest form. The spectator naturally appropriates this universe, initially abstract, and connects distinct elements to generate an imaginary body.
The film also offers an original re-reading of the Palais Garnier, a building transformed into a surprising space made up of atoms, as virtual as it is mental. Aboard this ship, we travel towards the future.
The title of the film Clinamen is taken from Lucrecius’ poem De rerum natura and Epicurean physics. It is a force that allows to deflect the trajectory of atoms and make them collide with each other. The dancers also have this faculty and, through this declination of atoms, the ability to create. The whole film is the visual expression of this phenomenon.

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Art, Video, 2020