L’Heure bleu: performances & sound

Istituto Svizzero presents an evening with Swiss artists who move in the interfaces of sound, visual arts and dance. The dancer and choreographer Marie-Caroline Hominal, awarded as ‘Outstanding Dancer’ at the Swiss Dance Awards 2019, will present her new solo piece Eurêka, c’est presque le titre in Milan. Musician and performer Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure, winner of the Swiss Music Award 2019, will debut with artist Tiran with a new version of Taking Care of God, combining video and performance. Musician, DJ, and composer Yantan Ministry will complete the evening with a listening session.


‘Eurêka, c’est presque le titre’
Marie-Caroline Hominal

Solo Performance

Marie-Caroline Hominal works and lives in Geneva. Her artistic practice includes dance, choreography, video, text, drawing, sculpture, and radio. She trained at the ZHdK-TanzAkademie in Zurich and at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. Hominal danced with internationally renowned choreographers such as Tanztheater Basel, Gisèle Vienne, Gilles Jobin, La Ribot and Marco Berrettini. Her personal research began in 2002 when she devoted herself to new media and video and installation formats, and then moved towards choreography in 2008 with the solo Fly Girl. Her performances have been presented in theaters, museums, unconventional places. She is currently developing her new work, Hominal/Hominal, a collaboration with visual artist David Hominal, which is slated to debut in March 2023. In 2019 Marie-Caroline Hominal was awarded the Swiss Dance Awards as ‘Outstanding Dancer’.

‘Taking Care of God’
Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure & Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek
Film installation (2021)
H18:30-22:00 (ongoing)

Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure & Tiran:
Performance / Listening session

Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure uses film, music and movements to build expressive systems of repair that value the poetic notion of Blackness, queerness, technology, and spirituality. Her practice allows the creation of practical and speculative languages while finding new ways to belong in the culture continuum of Otherness within a decolonial context. Between 2016 and 2018, she co-created the performance piece Anxietina with Hannah Black and Ebba Fransén Waldhör, and presented the project at ICA & Chisensale in London, MOMA PS1 in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Centre d’art contemporain in Geneva. In 2019, she was awarded a Swiss Prize for the body of her work, and created Eternal, a cultural company active in the fields of experimental theatre and dance. 

TIRAN is an artist. His performance based practise explores the body inside an unimaginable environment. Using physical depth to create sonic images that deal with the construction of systems, creating experiences that communicate somatic and psychological landscapes beyond the human condition. He has worked and collaborated with Eszter Salamon, Jérôme Bel, Trajal Harrell, Meg Stuart, Ligia Lewis, Andros Zins-Browne, Alex Bachzinsky Jenkins, Dorota Gaweda & Eglé Kulbokaite, Price (Mattias Ringgenberg) and with Cullberg ballet under Deborah Hay and Jeftha Van Dinther.

Yantan Ministry
Listening session

Yantan Ministry is an experimental composer, live musician and DJ based in Berlin but born in Zurich. Recognisable by their mercuriality and eclectic movements, their work permeates a keen interest in ambiguity, obfuscation and the emotional body; an ever-present suggestion of their inclinations being motivated by stepping outside the frame to highlight a riddle, to create feelingly and work within mythical space. They self-released their edits pack Attacco Mixtape in 2018, followed by the interpretative piece Raw Red Redux on Swedish label Country Music. Their debut EP, Radio Unnameable, was released in 2020 on Berlin based experimental label Yegorka, followed by Flagrant Hours in 2021 on the same, with duo Kittisol. Yantan Ministry both djs and plays live, having performed at international events and venues such as Sonic Acts, Säule at Berghain, All Club Shanghai, Cakeshop Seoul and Bala Club in London.