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The film Patterns of Life by Julien Prévieux has been produced by the Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris. (Coproduction: Anna Sanders Films, 3éme Scène de l'Opéra national de Paris, Nanterre-Amandiers / Centre dramatique national). This film was made for Julien Previeux's solo show at the Centre Georges Pompidou, from 22 September 2015 to I February 2016.

Whichever medium he uses, Julien Prévieux, laureate of the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2014, has been interested in movement for a certain time. In his film “What shall we do next ?”, gestures that have been copyrighted by companies, especially for the use of future electronic devices, are interpreted like choreographic instructions.

The Paris Opera’s invitation to participate in the “3e Scène” allowed him to pursue this train of thought with a group of exceptional dancers.
His film “Patterns of life” deals with the ways in which movements have been recorded and measured since the photographs which visualised human motion in the late 19th century, with the help of points of light that were attached to the body. In six different settings, five dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet execute choreographies starting from protocols and scientific results, while a voice-over alludes to the economic, military and political context of each experience.