Exaltation in the dark
TEAM: Hernandez Hugues / France, Marty Ariane / France
Our lives are made of representations, of our own staging ; we wear masks to relate to social groups and make efforts to include those in an appropriate way. The way others look at us allows to get recognition but also becomes an obstacle to freedom. In this context, clubs have established themselves as oases dedicated to entertainment, where time and space remain suspended. But these places have integrated a demonstrative dimension that has turned these locations into podiums where people come to see and be seen.
In order to avoid excessive social representation, the Club must be like a labyrinth, be a place where we go astray to better find oneself, where indeterminacy still exists and where the stimulation of senses leads to collective transcendence. To allow everybody’s euphoria, we believe that the Club must focus on singularised experiences and on the equality in each experience during the party, and at the same time it must operate an anonymisation process so that the party will never be seen from the rest of the world.
Inside, a continuous maze, punctuated by differents spatial interweaves, allows to the participants to lose their bearings while remaining master of the experience they wish to live. A gradation of spaces responds to various sociabilities, situations and practices: from collective dance to one-on-one, from discretion to excess. The light guides the crowd through shadows and creates revelations and concealment, proximity and isolation so that each can lives his own clubbing experience.