FIAC is partnering with the Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection to present the premiere of Gerard & Kelly's film. Shot in the empty Rotunda of the new museum during the lockdown in November 2020, Panorama is a reflection on the vast painted circle, dated 1889, that adorns its dome and the contemporary architectural intervention by Tadao Ando. It is part of a series of choreographic and audiovisual works through which Gerard & Kelly explore the interactions between architectures and bodies, from the history of a place - in this case a monument, now a museum - to the intersection of issues of gender, class, and race it may raise.
American artists and choreographers living in France since 2018, Gerard & Kelly collaborated on the film with performer Soa de Muse and dancers Guillaume Diop and Germain Louvet of the National Opera Ballet of Paris. The music is composed of recordings made by American composer and pianist Julius Eastman.
The screening of Panorama will be introduced by curator Guslagie Malanda and followed by a discussion with Gerard & Kelly, Germain Louvet, and Soa de Muse.
Written, choreographed et and directed by Gerard & Kelly With Guillaume Diop, Germain Louvet, Soa de Muse Music Julius Eastman Director of photography Clément de Hollogne Editor Félix Rehm Costumes Camille Assaf
Production & Compagnie avec le soutien de Pinault Collection Co-production The Performance Agency Production director Olga Rozenblum / Les Volcans Postproduction Harbor Picture Company
Panorama benefited from a studio provided by the CND (Centre national de la danse)