Corps communs  is a series of works designed to be installed on a wall and then taken down to become a medium between two, four or even ten bodies. The work connects people to each other through straps and elastics allowing an experience of a connected body as well as a common body. It is a shared body that that does not stop at our own bodily limits  and brings our interdependence into play. Paying attention to others as well as listening to sensations, makes it possible to find a rhythm in a circulation of exchanges in which everyone participates toward a common impetus.


Lev Dance
Created for Valentine’s Day Lev Dance is a piece for 6 people inspired by the contredanse of the 18th century in which the boys and girls connected in a triangle will come together to form a star and interact face to face to then reform a large circle. The sensual and joyful energy that runs through these renewed bonds invites itself between the partners. Lev Dance is built around a choreographic and musical protocol: if the movements of the performers are free, personal and improvised, each participant follows a defined sequence of actions. The musical accompaniment on the guitar is a creation by Kamel Friha for Lev Dance, inspired by the Folia and baroque music: if the theme is precise, it is partly improvised during the performance. [vidéo]

Spin River
Spin River unfolds in space, like a meandering river, a spinal column that articulates. Participants move in a synchronized motion, coordinating their gait to direct the circulation of their common body. I designed Spin River as part of an Art and Sport training organized by the Louvre museum in preparation for the 2024 Olympics to address the collective dimension of sport and allow the public to walk together and reach agreement.

Nappy is a vertical hammock designed to relax you. Easily installed on the hook of a wall, on a column or on a tree, Nappy envelops you and helps you to release the body of its tensions in complete safety. Listening to surrounding sounds or music, immerse yourself in relaxation and intimate contemplation. Rehabilitate the nap, take a break, do good, listen to yourself, regenerate to be active again…

Long Blue
More than an elongated version of Fish Balance, Long Blue is a Moebius ring, cut in the middle, giving two connected Moebius rings. If the bodies are twice as far apart, the effect of connection and containment remains. Made in Lycra, Long Blue can adapt to aquatic incursions and retain all its qualities of elasticity and lightness.

Sun 45
Sun 45 is a five-pointed star drawn with a single line, a looped textile panel. Each body occupyies a corner and circulates the strip continuously communicating the active principle of the form through micro-movements. When the dynamics of the group increase, the star moves, leaving its regular and balanced form to reach other configurations without losing its intrinsic structure. [vidéo]

Blue Lime
Produced in partnership with the Louvre Museum and the APHP on the occasion of National Caregivers Day at Sainte-Périne Hospital. The participants, patients and caregivers, are connected in pairs by blue rubber bands at a distance of 2 meters. Held by a bracelet glove system, giving elegance to the hand and the gesture, each participant activates a network of lines that composes a moving net. How to listen to each other, initiate, follow, remain attentive to others, to form a harmonious whole.

Love Sticks
Love Sticks is a piece made up of thin and flexible metallic and black rods that fit together to form a harmless spear with which the performers come into contact with space and with each other. Its wavy shape reminds the destination of its whirling movement as well as the style of equestrian tournament spears. Improvisation at the Palais Royal gives this performance a majestic dimension in which power and finesse are associated. [vidéo]

Salmon Ladder
Salmon Ladder is organized like a farandole for 10 to 16 people. A face-to-face encounter occurs in improvised and slow movements, a shared movement follows when it comes to moving forward together. This lively and joyful work is animated by analogies that its structure carries : a ladder, a school of fish, a spinal column, waves that propagate, circuits that connect or even a DNA helix. [vidéo] [vidéo] [vidéo]

Wet is a performance built around three structures, two of which are flexible in mesh and are an extension of the Corps communs. On the same stage, we witness the symbolic representation of the development of a plant around the three characteristic stages of the growth of the plant: the germ, the growth, the flowering. The improvised performance is interpreted here at the Galerie Rue Française by the dancers Clémentine Balair, Isabelle Maurel and Michiko Fou.

Bee Wave
Bee Wave is a participatory work designed to generate a collective wandering similar to that of the crowd, the cloud, the wave or even the swarm. Bee Wave is organize with flexible and containing cells. The bodies integrate the structure and together initiate a movement of wandering, it is a question of advancing by adapting over time to the walk of others, to the initiatives of each one, to create together a trajectory in space that we cross. [vidéo] [vidéo]

CC/4 is the first of the Corps communs; utopia of a body, made up of several bodies, through which we would move together, would be able to listen, to feel attuned, in harmony. CC/4 makes us experiment and observe how in a figure of four, each body is trained and leads the others, in a feeling of shared movement, slow or fast, according to the dynamics of the improvisation. [vidéo] [vidéo]

CC/10 is the continuation of CC/4 on a larger scale and configured in a large circle. Installed in CC/10, it is a question of living with ten people this experience of interdependence in which the Common Body places us. Our desire for movement, our ability to generate action or to confront the inertia of the group. If the experience is human, it is also geometric and variable in size… [vidéo]

Inspired by stick practices (Qi Gong, Akijo, Swedish gymnastic practice, etc.), Ensemble was designed to implement a common, synchronized and complementary movement of the collective body and to find a way to harmonize our movements: to be attentive and to interpret the movements perceived thanks to the elasticity of the links and to adapt to the situations that we go through thanks to our ability to attune. [vidéo]

Tiger Dance
Tiger Dance originates from a representation of a connected body that projects its virtual avatar: the two connected bodies coordinate their gestures in complementarity and in mirror and discover each other by inventing a mimetic and empathetic dance for two. Connected more than a meter away by colored rubber bands fixed to different points of the body (wrists, elbows, ankles, knees, stomach) it is a question of exploring the space of the inciting but always free encounter. [vidéo] [vidéo]

Fish Balance
Fish Balance originates in a reminiscence of the representation of matrix linking and cradling. Here the two partners participate in the movement, wave together, trust each other in listening to their micro-movements in a fine attention of soft sensations. The movement can also accelerate when it comes, as with a transmission belt, to lead the other in a common movement. [vidéo]

Horse Pull
Horse Pull consists of two individual harnesses in bright and complementary colors. During activation, participants are connected at the waist with belts. This Corps communs is the expression of a balance of power, of a rivalry, which involves physical tension but reversing the values: it is by helping the other in the effort that everyone can achieve their goal. Horse Pull is therefore active in order to make this quality of mutual aid visible through concrete experience.

Yllli 1
At the origin of the Corps communs, there is Yllli (You will like it), a series of three pieces inspired by Yoga, designed to bring physical and mental well-being. With Yllli 1, we are seated and it is a question of concentrating on the alignment of the body, the bottom of the head held by the piece to allow an upright posture as in meditation, which can cause particular sensations of prolongation self.

Yllli 2
At the origin of the Corps communs, there is Yllli (You will like it), a series of three pieces inspired by Yoga, designed to bring physical and mental well-being. Yllli 2 is inspired by Yoga Iyengar. This piece allows you to discover multiple tonic postures with reversal of the body that can provoke new sensations. [vidéo]

Yllli 3
At the origin of the Corps communs, there is Yllli (You will like it), a series of three pieces inspired by Yoga, designed to bring physical and mental well-being. With Yllli 3, the body is held in a miniature hammock, or baby carrier for adults, where it is a question of relaxing and feeling how much this posture invites us to return to intimate states.

Pyke is a net seven meters in length, secured to two trees or two bodies. The pink expanse is formed according to the points of attachment and the gentle or powerful wind. An aesthetic and poetic form is traced, flexible or tense, in the visible space of reality. This fishing net in the open air and out of the water is held like a kite and draws lines to the natural space in which it unfolds. [vidéo] — ——- — ——- — ——- — ——-

Sarah Roshem lives and works in Paris. After a doctorate devoted to the relationship between art and science, she drive her activity as a visual artist towards so-called useful” art, of a contextual nature, seeing the artist intervene in real life for ends. concrete and productive. In particular, she uses wax, which she declines into multiple service objects, which can be used for personal and curative purposes. His practice is transformed over the course of experiences, in the sense of an increased relational intervention with the spectator. The latter becomes an active, integrated and functional element of the work, which is defined both as an object and as a service.
In her undeniably singular way, Sarah Roshem is in line with Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica, passionate like her by the principle of bodily exchange and sensory sharing. A work of art, for this artist founder of SR Labo (this initiative aims to make creation beneficial, positive, therapeutic), is above all a communicating element, an object that will animate the intervention of a spectator or to several. Watching is not enough, the active participation of the public, rather, is required. A follower of art medicine” and care, Sarah Roshem acts with a view to increasing the relationship with other, with others” in the plural, one could say, as her realization Corps communs indicates. This brings into play several participants united in solidarity by flexible links allowing them specific movements of the all for one, one for all” type. The work of art, for the occasion, leaves the nail (nail that it can find once its collective use is over) and becomes an embodied object.

Paul Ardenne
Art historian, critic and exhibition curator

Born in 1972. Lives and works in Paris
Exhibitions and performances (selection)
2023 « Lev Dance, Amourez l’amore » Galerie Rue Française, Paris
2023 « Intime/extime » Espace des Femmes, Paris
2022 « Prendre soin » Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole
2022 « Nappy workshop », Halle des Blanc Manteaux, Festival Uamep, Paris
2022 « Performance party » Residency, performance, Centre d’art La Boucherie, Mignée
2022 « Sucrée-Salée » Curator Bonnie Tchien, Galerie Rue Française, Paris
2021 « Hybrid 4 » Curator Paul Ardenne, Lens
2021 « Evergreen » Curator Bonnie Tchien, Galerie Rue Française, Paris
2020 « Ensemble » Performance, Salon Turbulences#2, Galerie 24Beaubourg, Paris
2020 « Tiger dance » Performance, Cabaret de la performance, Paris
2020 « Salmon Ladder » Public performance, Ile Saint-Louis, Paris
2020 « Salmon Ladder » Performance, Galerie Salon H, Paris
2020 « L’Arche » Participatory fresco in situ, FAM Sainte Geneviève, Paris
2019 « Bee Wave » Salon Turbulences, Paris
2019 « Ecosphère 2 » Proposal by Barbara Formis, in the forest, Ville-d’Avray
2019 « Ensemble » Performance with 3 dancers, Frame art fair, Bâle
2019 « Corps invisibles » Théâtre de verre, Paris
2019 « Ensemble » Performance with student dancers, Conservatoire du 12e, Paris
2019 « Amours » Curator Laurent Quenehen, Espace Plateforme, Paris
2018 « Ma vie d’opéra » Scenography and costumes, Association Culture & Hôpital, La Villette, Paris
2018 « Corps encore ? » Curators Eun Young Park, Pascale Weber, Centre d’art Le Non-Lieu, Roubaix
2018 « Tuniques de peau » Curator Laurent Quenehen, Galerie Ycone, Paris
2017 « Corps communs/10 et Ensemble » Workshop performance, Théâtre de Gennevilliers
2017 « Corps communs » Workshop, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Paris
2017 « Corps communs » Dance performance Workshop, Centre National de la Danse, Pantin
2017 « Corps communs » Galerie du Buisson, Paris
2016 « Corps communs » Art & care performance evening, CAC La Traverse, Alfortville
2016 « Disponible » Curator Bonnie Tchien, Galerie Rue française, Paris
e2016 « Bureau de… » Galerie Gleichapel, Paris
2015 « Danse Buto et musique acousmatique » Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux
2015 « To link » Performing lives, Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre, Paris
2015 « ElectriqueVégétal Animal Humaine » Curator Paul Ardenne, Hybride 3, Douai
2015 « You wiLL Like It » Curator Maroussia Rebecq, Galerie Le Cœur, Paris
2015 « Masque Anti Pollution » Curators Renaud Layrac, Yann Toma, Immanence, Paris
2014 « Le deuxième sexe » Curator Laurent Quenehen, Les Salaisons, Romainville
2014 « Takes care of you » Curator Isabelle de Maison Rouge, Vitrine AM, Paris
2014 « Solidaire-Solitaire » Curator Laurent Quenehen, Les Salaisons, Romainville
2013 « Firewire » Les Blancs Manteaux, Paris
2012 « En ligne » Galerie EOF, Paris
2010 « Vous ne souffrirez pas » Galerie Van der Stegen, Paris
2010 « Hidden » Galerie Van der Stegen, Paris
2009 « Animalia » Musée Barrois, Bar le Duc
2009 « Amalgame » Galerie Van der stegen, Paris
2008 « Animalia » Galerie Van der Stegen, Paris
2006 « Doloris cosa et causa morbi » Chapelle Sainte-Anne, Tours
2005 « Au détail » Galerie Eva Hober, Paris
2004 « Mutatis Mutandis » Musée d’histoire de la médecine, Paris
2003 « Traces et restes » Le Vent des Forêts, Eglise de Ville-devant-Belrain
2002 « APPA trouble encore » Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris
2000 « L’incurable mémoire des corps » Hôpital Charles-Foix, Ivry-sur-Seine
2014 Master Arts Therapies, Université Paris 5
2003 Doctorate in Arts and Sciences of Art, Université Paris 1

Le Cœur, Marousia Rebecq, Charlotte Ardon
Galerie du Buisson, Barbara Tannerie
CAC La Traverse, Bettie Nin
Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Adeline Diouf
Cassini, Isabelle Boccon Gibod
Galerie Rue Française, Bonnie Tchien
Université Paris 1, Yann Toma
Mont St-Michel, Isabelle and Marc de Luca
CND et CNSMDP, Magali Brument Charti
Le Salon H, Yael Halbertal, Philippe Zagouri
Galerie 24 Beaubourg, Louis Laurent Bretillard, Mijo Roussel
IMA, José Manlius

Paul Ardenne, Ingrid Boccon Gibod

Florent Audoye, Clémentine Balair, Vanina Bartoli, Carlos Beltran Gomez, Emilie Benoist, Magali Brument, Maya Coline, Adeline Diouf, Michiko Fou, Jef Gleich, Gaëlle Guillou, Aurélie Herbet, Caroline Ibos, Ivana Adame Makac, Isabelle Maurel, Davide Napoli, Pierre Pays, Nicola Ross, Camilla Santos, Charlotte Tassin, Anaëlle Topin, Elisabeth Vallaud, the dancers, the participants

Denis Boussard, Guillaume Dimanche, Stas Kalashnikov, Sarah Roshem, Chantapitch Wiwatchaikamol

Sarah Roshem

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