Coproduction: Les Brigittines-Centre d'Art contemporain du Mouvement de la Ville de Bruxelles Supported by: Budakunstencentrum - La Maison de la Création - Grand Studio

Research residency from June, 8th to 16th, 2015 at MA scène nationale

Public presentation on June, 15th, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Ars Numerica, in Montbéliard together with the two other companies selected by L-EST who will propose you a sneak peak of their projects before their public presentation at the CCNFCB and the Granit the following weeks.



The company System Failure was founded by the two choreographers, Louise Baduel and Leslie Mannes. Fascinated by collective memories, Leslie and Louise seek to put on stage humans with their paradoxes, illusions, fantasies, weaknesses or exploits in a shifted and absurd world made of cinematic references. In 2013, they created their first piece in tandem: SYSTEM FAILURE, in collaboration with the artist-composer Lieven Dousselaere, the performers Sébastian Fayard and Sébastien Jacobs and the light designer Vincent Lemaître. In 2014, the art manager Stéphanie Barboteau joined the team.


The System Failure group is back in the studio for HUMAN DECISION (work in progress). Together they question the place of the human body in a hyper-technological future and turn a playful gaze on the consequences and transformations that technology could operate in our bodies, how we think and communicate. On stage, the bodies will be hybrid, a 3.0 model in constant optimization. A new human form in permanent connection with the program and committed to his sole purpose: the satisfaction of the viewer.

Inspired by transmedia storytelling techniques and the interactivity developed in television series  or in gaming, the company wants to push the manipulation of the spectatorial belief by giving the audience a first participation space. This is meant to extend the time of performance through new media platforms by developing different sources of interaction on the web. During the residency in Montbéliard, the team will develop an interactive page and a TV channel dedicated to the show.

                                   © Compagnie System Failure

                                  © Compagnie System Failure