Emilie Gallier
PØST

Papier multiforme
Papier comestible


'Papier multiforme, Papier comestible is a choreography and an installation, a failed magic trick and a picture book which you can enter into.Like in a dream, everything has to do with everything' (Fransien van der Putt in De Theaterkrant 2018).

Papier multiforme, Papier comestible gathers magic and reading in a choreography of hands and eyes. The audience is invited to step inside a giant book, to research impertinent absence and to exercise ubiquity: being elsewhere, where they are not. In a vast and dark installation, dream-like scenes appear and disappear giving to see magic, dance, contrasted and fragmented images. In this obscure landscape that stretches and bends, the audience contemplates, reads, eats books, levitates, wanders, folds, and imagines.

Papier multiforme, Papier comestible draws, among other references, on the magic object 'Trouble Wit' used by 19th century magician Felicien Trewey, and on Hand Movie by Yvonne Rainer. In a Kafkaesque atmosphere, black and white, with the absurdity, poetry and humour of Edward Gorey's chidren stories, Papier multiforme, papier comestible gives attention to attention.


overall concept and choreography: Emilie Gallier
composition of the magic performance: Tilman Andris and Emilie Gallier
magic and paper object illusions: Tilman Andris
book design and drawings by: Jamillah Sungkar
dramaturgy: Nicola Unger
performed by: Camille Gerbeau and Nina Boas
light and technical support: Katinka Marac
production: PØST Cie Emilie Gallier
co-production: Centre for Dance Research Coventry University,THIRD (DAS Research Amsterdam), Festival Regards dansants (Cherbourg)
supported by: Perdu (Amsterdam), Weisslich (London), Performance and Philosophy (Ljubjana edition), CLOUD (The Hague)


De Lezer Als Eter, review by Fransien van der Putt see english version
"Levitation and other impossibilities abound."
"As in a dream, everything has to do with everything."
"The audience not only becomes a reader but also a wanderer."


'There is Another Side', by Agnese Cornelio



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Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 26, 27 May 2020
Crisis Collective!, KMD, Bergen, 25,26,27, 28 March 2020
Come Together #5, Frascati, Amsterdam, 5,6,7 MArch 2020
THIRD Annual Forum, Amsterdam, 14 December 2018
Perdu Literair Theatre, Amsterdam, 13 December 2018
We Live Here, Amsterdam, 12 July 2018
DAS Research Amsterdam, 23-24 March 2018
(excerpt) Perdu, De Vloiebare Avond, Amsterdam, 2 February 2018
Weisslich Festival at Guests Projects, London, 20 October 2017
Conference Dance and Somatic Practices, Coventry, 7 July 2017
Festival Regards Dansants 'Du corps social au corps dansant', Cherbourg, 13 May 2017
Repetitions, Performance and Philosophy conference, Ljubjana Museum of Modern Art, 22-25 September 2016