Chronostasis

  • Concert A/V – Creation 2018

    Franck Vigroux : live music
    Antoine Schmitt : live visuals

    The neurons involved in music listening are the same as the ones dedicated to the immediate prediction of the future. The chronostasis state is a cerebral illusion which corresponds to these moments when time seems to stop. Moreover, the fundamental equations of physics do not depend on time : everything could happen exactly the same way if times passed backwards. Time is elastic, and a stretched elastic always gets back to its initial length. The A/V performance Chronostasis  takes this logic to its limits by dilating to the extreme a catastrophic moment, through stretchings and inversions of time over the whole duration of the performance. An explosion of square pixels perpetually happens at different and simultaneous temporalities, slow motion, fast motion, repeated real time, backwards. Music made of electronic materials, drones and chords aggregates and dissociates phasings, bendings up and down, and other micro harmonic variations. The present moment freezes and diffracts endlessly, past and future cease to exist.

    Chronostasis confront the absolute time of Newton, the relative time of Einstein, the lived time of Bergson and the unconscious time of Freud with the time of the performance, the time of the performers and the time of the audience.