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Antoine Defoort

(Updated on July 09, 2014)
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After short mathematical studies, Antoine Defoort started arts courses at ERSEP in Tourcoing. He obtained his Diploma of Fine Arts in 2004. His whims : life (the true one) and contemporary art. His work aims to establish connections, of forms, of senses, of mediums, of materials. It could be said that these are collections of connections.
He shapes in general productions autonomously (videos, movies, sounds, installations, writings), that he matches thereafter for transdisciplinary, motley and anti-themathetical performances. He began his residency at L'L in 2005. Different research projects are born from this residency : a solo one (Indigence = Elégance) or two duo ones (Cheval, with Julien Fournet ; &&&&& & &&& and &, with Halory Goerger).
In 2010, with Julien Fournet, Halory Goerger, France Distraction and Sarah Calvez, he created the Amicale de production. He wrote, in the context of the 2012 Lyon Dance Biennale, the performance Germinal, crossing dance and theatre.

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