Museum Night 2019
// Palais de la Porte Dorée
The underground at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, from 1990 to today
Underground #street #clubbing #battle #performingarts #performance #digital
From the street to the club, from alternative festivals to independent radio stations, from challenges to battles, the underground is pushing open the doors of the performing arts, bringing the street to the stage.
Who hasn’t wanted to spend time in one of these sites of initiation amongst young people in revolt?
How many remember them, wanting to join in?
Is there a common link between today’s youth and the young person buried in each of us, whatever the age?
New and old fans, novices and adepts of the underground are all invited.
I am thrilled to have been given carte blanche to orchestrate an evening that resonates with my personal history as a pioneer of hip-hop (1985), bringing together today’s most eminent guests from the margins:
The Paris Sappers and the king of sap, DJ Noss, X2 Buck – Krump, Vinii and Gisèle Palmer – House Revlon as well as the dancers from the opera « Les Indes galantes » (“The Amorous Indies”).
During a brief time at nightfall, this shadowy scene called the underground will contaminate the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration (The Museum of the History of Immigration), resonating with its history. My aim is to recreate the night life of emblematic places such as nightclubs, evening training sessions, among others, digitally reimagining them. A space between attraction and fear, desire and repulsion, pleasure and freedom.