Busy Time, a sound installation based on an original play by Guillaume Leblon and Thomas Boutoux
Set in an empty warehouse, the installation Busy Time combines an empty theater set design, an audio piece which is a recording of the public performances of the short play by three actors, produced on the occasion of the opening of FRONT. The materials employed in the set design, the events and improvisations that occurred on the occasions of the performances, the physical presence of the audience equally concur to the representation of the life of the work, the main motif of the conversation of the characters of the play.
A new commission, Busy Time is the second play that artist Guillaume Leblon and writer Thomas Boutoux are writing and staging together, and a sequel to their first, The Interview from 2008. In a set created by Leblon specifically for the play, it includes new sculptures, a stage, and three actors. The characters reflect on, adjust, and react to one another’s attempts at defining their positions on art-making and writing about art. Their dialogue soon develops into a dramatic series of misunderstandings, agreements, discord, and the most unexpected forms of speculations.
Visit the installation during these select dates:
- Saturday, September 15, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday, September 16, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday, September 22, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday, September 23, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM