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Extra Time

Aubineau · Fontannaz · Reichert

artistic support — emerging artists and creation

duration : approx. 220' (incl. breaks)
1 night / 3 shows

Extra Time aims to support, extend and stimulate artistic endeavours on the Swiss contemporary arts scene. Participants in this programme come as much from the performing arts scene as from other creative fields and share a common desire to enhance their approach to performing arts. far° sees them as having the potential to bring a new perspective and approach to the stage, or any other performance-related format. In this regard, Extra Time offers artistic assistance, enabling artists to produce original works by further developing an existing short play or engaging in a new project. The aim is to give them an opportunity to define and test their hypotheses and to then share these with the audience during the festival. Before that, a performing arts specialist monitors each artist over several months, providing a theoretical framework and a critical outside perspective as well as practical tools to help them question and refine their project. The Extra Time programme also assists with production and helps artists gain greater exposure and disseminate their works.

In the company of Christophe Wavelet and the far° team, Mathilde Aubineau, Joëlle Fontannaz and Maximilian Reichert have developed original projects that will premiere at far° festival.

For the last 20 years, Christophe Wavelet has been involved in practices and projects which focus on art as a powerful tool for emancipation, both experimental and speculative. He is the co-founder of the artist collective Knust as well as an art critic who has sat on the editorial boards of French magazines Mouvement and Vacarme. As a curator, he ran the international contemporary art venue LiFE in Saint-Nazaire and regularly features as a speaker at the National Dance Centre in Paris as well as in the Arab world, at the invitation of international art organisation Mophradat. Since 2011, he has been teaching in various art schools in Brussels (P.A.R.T.S., ERG). He recently co-produced art projects in association with Eszter Salamon, Xavier Le Roy and Latifa Laâbissi.