Founded in 2010 in an environment of hammering levelling, hushed prohibition, intestine fears, this alternative pluridisciplinary collective gathers creators of all inspiration, of all art, of all horizons.
Their creations are by essence organic.
They dive into the flesh, into the holes and their miasmas, digging the bodies as the gold panner extracts, sifts, scoops and starts again : relentlessly, patiently and with compulsive hope of the Holy Graal.
Their creations are free. They escaped from a knighted subversion and from a dull, crawling, hype censorship. They are, in our era, the raws of Art.
They endeavour to perceive the world in the foul twilight of a blind XXIst century, atonic and lifted up to its anus.
Their creations -necessary, evident, indispensable- are also free from any genre. Visual and performing arts, litterature intermix unrestrainedly, without complacency or usual imposture.
The cabaret shelters a mosaïc of bodies, visible for the first time after two years of gestation.
The body, like a thermoscope of the era, a medium of what is ‘in the air’, a transmitter who receives and transmits the world, without filter, and who seems to be the only one not to lie in this inhuman comedy.
Convulsive, lethal, sacred, extatic, furious, ghost, stuffed, bounded… as many bodies as there are art works from around forty living artists gathered by Nyctalopes in the Passage Choiseul.
For this first edition, the Nyctalopes summon the original body, confronted in the most absolute manner to its organic nature.
Painters, performers, illustrators, writers, photographs, dancers, musicians, street and multimedia artists, film makers, designers present the female body in the luminescent alcôves of an urban and primitive beehive :
first the Flesh, Sex, Death then the Spirit, Time, the Virtual.
The Nyctalopes compose and give life, of all these united creations, to a Female Golem.
Between initiatic journey and retinian chocs, the visitor is submerged with his hole body into the flesh kaleidoscope, the original matrix.
Nyctalopes (Paris, may 2012)