On November 15th 1948 at the age of 77 the French master Georges Rouault burned 315 of his paintings in a factory furnace. Astonishingly, the event was filmed and footage survived to this day. Between the Day and the Night is a non-narrative performance inspired by this found footage. Devoid of dialog, the piece is an audio-visual poem in which the performer is immersed in sounds and images created by his own movements. Interactive apparatuses trigger sound and visual events that give a voice to the old footage and the ashen remains of the canvases.

Created and directed by Greg Kowalski
Movement: Geoffrey Koetsch
Sound design: Dave Seidel and Greg Kowalski
Analog film: Douglas Urbank
Set design and interactive systems by Greg Kowalski
Projection design by Greg Kowalski

A fragment of Between the Day And The Night was performed as a work in progress May 13 2016 at Deep Thoughts in Boston as part of the Systematic Scoring Method Performance Showcase.

Past performances:
The Wire Factory
171 Lincoln St. Lowell, MA
March 2 and 3, 2019

The Cannery
South Penobscot, ME
June 22-23, 2019

FPAC Assemblage. 
Envoy Hotel, 70 Sleeper st
Fort Point, Boston, MA
Saturday, September 28 - 8pm
Sunday, September 29 - 4pm
Donation requested

The Sprinkler Factory
38 Harlow st
Worcester, MA
Saturday, October 12 - 8pm
Sunday, October 13 - 6pm
$10 at the door

Video used in the performance based on footage of Rouault burning his paintings.


The stage at the Cannery

Geoff Koetsch

Dave Seidel Greg Kowalski

Dave Seidel, Greg Kowalski, Geoff Koetsch

Rehearsal at The Wire Factory, Lowell, MA

Dave Seidel

With Dave Seidel during rehearsal in the early days (2016) at Chailey Mansion

Screengrabs of projections