Anne Delahaye and Nicolas Leresche are new guest artists for the 2013-2014 far° Festival. Devised as a way to give emerging artists a framework for research, the relationship between the far° and the artists reflects a keen interest
in supporting them at a defining moment in their career. Committed to artistic concepts and convinced of the project’s relevance, the far° is looking forward to following the thought processes and exploratory attempts of these two artists as they expand the scope of their work to other artistic forms away from traditional temporary on-stage performances on one hand, and their gradual move away from the frontal position of the theatre venue on the other. They will also be looking to highlight the different stages of the creative process which are often overlooked in favour of the final product. With this in mind, they will focus their research on the notion of disruption for the next two years, linking up with students from the Head–Geneva. Together, they plan to build up a wide body of knowledge that will then serve for future creations. The two artists intend to link notions of limits and disruption, imagining the latter concept as a meeting place, an interface through which to communicate, openly or covertly. Nyon’s location, tucked between two geographical landmarks (Lake Geneva on one side, the Jura on the other), also offers an interesting area of study for the topic of borders and limits. Leading figures from different professional backgrounds (writers, philosophers, art historians, anthropologists, archeologists…) will be invited to take part in a think-tank so as to broaden the theoretical analysis of this approach.