Smarin presents a transdisciplinary performance for the Opening Celebration Party of WantedDesign 2019 in Brooklyn, New York.

The Bounce Station is a choreographed exhibition which invites visitors to explore and perform new ways of sitting.

Smarin’s research subscribes to the Microsociology of Erving Goffman which is one of the main levels of analysis (or focuses) of sociology, concerning the nature of everyday social interactions and body responses between humans.

Smarin offers a “smicrosociology” of ‘la fesse’ (buttock) a concept of  “face” which is an important part of this American sociologist and proposes a revolution of the seating position.

Open Celebration Party
Wednesday 15 May – Performance & concert

La Bounce Station Live and Cyril Atef aka PAPATEF
The rebound ceremony will be extended by an electro-acoustic concert.

Percussionist and drummer, multicultural (French, Irainian, American) Cyril Atef is internationally known for the congopunQ adventures and Bumcello, a duet that he created with Vincent Segal, but also for his collaborations with GOTAN PROJECT or Matthieu Chedid – M -. He accompanied Xavier Veilhan during the Biennale de Venise in 2017.

Cyril Atef shares many things in common with the smarin studio. He has among other things composed the set up music of the Nap Bar (ArtFair Dubaï, 2016, Biennale in Saint-Etienne, 2017).

Performance of the dancer Josephine Schütte (studio smarin) 30 minutes, 7:30pm and Drums + Cut up improvisation. Invitation Only

During WantedDesign
The Bounce Station

The Bounce Station, a choreographed exhibition by smarin to experiment the bouncing.
The Smarin team will be on site during the WantedDesign exhibition.

Every afternoon, live performances will be presented (depending on the number of visitors).
Everyday 11:00am-6:00pm
WantedDesign Brooklyn

Talk and danced conference

Stephanie Marin will talk about Smarin’s research in the field of care and new gestures, accompanied by a danced conference by Josephine Schütte from studio smarin.

Saturday 18 May, 5:00pm-6:00pm
WantedDesign Brooklyn

Kids workshop

Creating together new body gestures by bouncing!
Kids (7 to 12 years old) are introduced to the creation of new body gestures from the seating position, transforming being static into bouncing

30 minute workshop
Friday & Monday