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Avec You Invited Me, Don't You Remember? Yan Duyvendak s'affranchit de l'image pour s'appuyer en grande partie sur les bandes sonores de films. Pourtant, la puissance évocatrice des sons et les mouvements de Yan Duyvendak, ce que son corps raconte, nous donne l'illusion que nous voyons les images. Cet appel à l'imaginaire ne serait pas si puissant, si, au fil des extraits, il ne nous apparaissait pas que Yan Duyvendak avait convoqué cette figure à qui le cinéma - principalement américain - a donné corps, le mal. Ambition, corruption, vanité, peur, ignorance... le mal, sous toutes ses formes mais paradoxalement, privé de toute apparence.

Texte: Nicole Borgeat

Voir aussi Touching Evil

You Invited Me, Don't You Remember?

With You Invited Me, Don't You Remember?, Yan Duyvendak frees himself from the image to focus in large part on film soundtracks. The evocative power of sound, however, along with the artist's movements – the story which his body tells – give us the impression that we are seeing the images. This appeal to our imaginations wouldn't be so powerful if we didn't come to the conclusion, as the extracts follow one another, that Yan Duyvendak is calling up that figure to which the cinema (especially the American cinema) has given a local habitation and a name: Evil. Ambition, corruption, vanity, fear, ignorance – Evil, in all its forms, yet, paradoxically, robbed of all appearance.

Text: Nicole Borgeat
Translation: Wesley Clark
Première: 16.04.2002, Zeitmaschine, Kunstmuseum Bern

Conception & performance: Yan Duyvendak
Direction: Imanol Atorrasagasti
Dramaturgy: Nicole Borgeat

Production & Management: Nataly Sugnaux Hernandez
Administration: Catherine Cuany
Communication: Ana-Belen Torreblanca
Technics: Gaël Grivet

Production: Dreams Come True, Genève
Coproduction: Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine (sgg*) saint-gervais genève; Stiftung Kunst Heute, Bern