Anne Lise Le Gac

Anne Lise Le Gac lives in Bègles, France. She studied at the Fine Arts School in Strasbourg from 2003 to 2008, focusing on performance art. She completed a performance master programme ESSAIS at CNDC Angers in 2013. In 2014, she worked with choreographer Claudia Triozzi. Anne Lise Le Gac has created a solo piece, La Caresse du Coma, and a collaborative performance project, GRAND MAL, with Élie Ortis, which they presented at the Les Urbaines festival (Lausanne) and at Festival Parallèle (Marseille). Since 2015, she has been co-organising the performance festival OKAY CONFIANCE that was recently held at La Ferme du Buisson (Paris). In May 2019, she presented the performance project DUCTUS MIDI in collaboration with the artist and musician Arthur Chambry at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. Her newest work is the creation La Caresse du Coma ft. YOLO in collaboration with the musician Loto Retina.

Loto Retina

Loto Retina (# gnom n bass) is a performer composing a semi-danceable chaos with speed and fantasy, populated by beaten, scraped, caressed percussions and semi-humanoid onomatopoeia. The samples jostle and jump around like in a cartoon.


“I have been staying in a four-star spa hotel in remote Croatia for forty days now, at a gathering of people who are in search of Happiness, convinced that they live in a world that is INFINITELY LIVING. Within the group, they each have a transitional status: as I am new, I am automatically DOG, ‘a love machine,’ and my number is 23. At the beginning, DOG (23) did not know anyone, and soon COACH, PIRATE and ANGEL 92Kcal shared their advice, beliefs and practices with them. Today, DOG (23) meets LIQUID VIRGIN, a spectral figure of the movement. Her presence is manifested by a breath called YOLO, a kind of primordial atmosphere, a contact like a ‘big passing hit’ that DOG (23) will have no choice but to inhale and spit out.” 

La Caresse du Coma is a meta-project composed of cameos. It consists of multiple chapters, smoothly drifting from one to the other. In each chapter, Anne Lise Le Gac adjusts her subject, constantly attempting to bastardise reality to let fiction ooze in. This relation to fiction is born from a desire to redefine our relationship with the ‘other’ – whether it be human, digital, animal, or vegetal. 

For the time being, Anne Lise Le Gac presents all of them separately, because a cameo can last between fifty minutes and an hour. Each is an encounter between DOG (23) and some other proverbial mutt passing through the Croatian spa.