Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France

Cécile Babiole and Laurent Dailleau

Auditorium D'Issy-les-Moulineaux

Layering sampled speech and sounds created with an analog synthesizer, Laurent Dailleau’s music for the performance Mexican Standoff, 2008, fueled a tension that never slackened in its nearly fifty minutes. In response, Cécile Babiole’s live video projection showed details of publicity stills in a series of continuous shots that felt like one long take. Concocting film sequences within individual film stills, the shots glide over each print at close range in short, straight paths, pausing briefly before changing direction. Part of the Cube Festival of digital art that takes place every three years in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, this performance involved a minimum of bodily presence but also a minimum of visible technology. Watching artist Babiole and composer Dailleau, equipped with little more than laptops and facing each other from opposite ends of the stage before the huge

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