In the Name of the People

Here, where the law is re-interpreted every day, where hundreds of defendants, lawyers, prosecutors, judges and visitors hurry to their appointments, Christian Garcia-Gaucher stages an amateur choir of amateur singers from the city, who give an a capella rendition of a Renaissance liturgy, which they translate into movement. An encounter between the spiritual tradition of choral singing and a more or less secular institution.
This performance will confront the spiritual tradition of religion to the secular surroundings of a civil institution and is part of the “Ciudades Paralelas” project, developped by Lola Arias and Stefan Kaegi for the cities of Berlin, Buenos Aires and Zürich.