Seule avec loup (Alone with wolf)

Premiered at the Centre Pompidou as part of the Agora festival, IRCAM
from 1 to 26 June 2006

Pluies Imamuriennes and soaring flights of winged words, Little Red Riding Hood in a forest of weeds, running through a deserted landscape, an identical loss of bearings and exchange of identities for Antonionesque reunions, drag artist solos and glamorous duos, devouring and rewriteable loves, the Seule avec loup [Alone with Wolf] storia crosses genders, transfers data and knowledge, conveys passengers, dissects interpretations, generates an audiovisual novel in which everyone is led, one by the other, both together, one in the other. 

N+N Corsino add a unique adventure. The new technological tools of virtual reality and 3D scenographic design open up extraordinary fields of transformation and interpretation. Visited by the creative imagination of two choreographers in love with fictions, the narrations of this interactive visual, textual and sound navigation transport us in real time in shifts and digressions of all the senses.

Alone with Wolf?? Where are we, in what time?? Am I me, or am I you?? And what if we did not come out of the belly of the wolf, nor from any belly?? And what if the city is forest?? And what if mascunine is femiline?? Do we play at being?? Are we what we play??
Claudine Galéa

Morphoses, a graphic novel, with text by Claudine Galéa and illustrations by Goele Dewanckel (published by Editions du Rouergue), goes along with N+N Corsino’s 3D interactive navigation Seule avec loup [Alone with Wolf].

3D interactive choreographic navigation
The navigation is an adventure, and also a journey, in the form of a fairy tale.
The user’s gestures and movements induce real-time modifications of the virtual environment. The spatialised sounds become active indicators of his orientations in space. Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) transforms sound into a mobile 3D object in the performance space.
WFS (Wave Field Synthesis) is an original sound production technology. Invented by Delft University in Holland and developed by Sonic Emotion and IRCAM researchers, WFS captures a sound scene by preserving spatial information concerning the distance and direction of the sound sources of which it is composed.

Credits titles

concept & direction: Nicole & Norbert Corsino
performers: Ana Teixido, Norbert Corsino
3D scenographic design: Patrick Zanoli (Ars Numerica)
original music: Jacques Diennet, Manuel Poletti
development of interactivity: Samuel Toulouse
computer music production: Manuel Poletti (IRCAM)
scientific advisers: Olivier Warusfel, Etienne Corteel (IRCAM)
integration of virtual reality: Stéphane Donikian, Julien Bilavarn (IRISA)
writing: Claudine Galéa
2D scenographic design: Goele Dewanckel
voice: Valérie Philippin
lighting design: Pascale Bongiovanni
general technical production: Jean-Claude Loumiet, Gilles Marchesi (Ars Numerica)
communication: Florent Magnani

Sound produced by the WFS system in the IRCAM-Centre Pompidou studios. The interactivity between image and sound was produced in the IRCAM-Centre Pompidou studios in collaboration with IRISA.

Production Partners

Danse 34, Productions
Ars Numerica, European centre for digital arts
IRCAM-Centre Pompidou
IRISA, Virtual reality research centre (INRIA)
With the support of:
French Ministry of Culture
DRAC Cultural Affairs Department of PACA (the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region)
City of Marseille Cultural Affairs Department
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Regional Council
General Council of the Bouches-du-Rhône area.
and the special support of:
Montbéliard Urban Area Authority (CAPM)
Cultures France
French Embassy and General Delegation of the Alliance Française in Australia.
In collaboration with IRISA and IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, this original new work is supported by RIAM for its research and development.