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The Minor Gesture of Selma and Sofiane Ouissi


In the spring of 2016, the choreographers, dancers and artists Selma and Sofiane Ouissi were offered a residency at 49 Nord 6 Est (FRAC Lorraine, in Metz, France), within the framework of the European project “Manufactories of Caring Space-Time”. They chose to meet with various communities in Metz (asylum seekers, the elderly, the hearing-impaired, students). The different stages of their project — interview, ‘atomic dance’, observation, gestural performance — unfolded as collective experimentations centred around the notion of exchange. The Ouissis’ project also fits into the larger context of participatory and relational practices based on the recurring theme of giving. Starting with the open-ing question, ‘How do you achieve commonality through the everyday gesture?,’ The minor gesture outlines an artistic process based on the complexity of the gestures of giving and receiving, of inviting and welcoming the other.
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hal-01721518 , version 1 (02-03-2018)


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Ophélie Naessens. The Minor Gesture of Selma and Sofiane Ouissi. Klaxon, 2017, 7, pp.56-70. ⟨hal-01721518⟩
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