Poulpe Électrique is an arts association founded in 2015 with the mission to support the work of multidisciplinary artists, as well as contribute with the development and dissemination of the arts. It aims to create original and compelling work in France and abroad.
Polyglot and multicultural, the Poulpes focus on speaking about contemporary themes through a critical and poetic dialogue between physical expression and the digital arts. The supported artists work on creating shows but also art installations.
Poulpe Électrique’s first production is the physical theatre show Feminine, but Elastic. It was premiered in 2016 and speaks about women and the media by questioning and playing with the re-appropriation of female role models. Their second project is a show premiered in 2019 on the themes of obsolescence and the Anthropocene : As I watched the clouds float by, the night came.
Between 2018 and 2020 Poulpe Électrique was an associated partner of the European project Make a Move, co-financed by Creative Europe. This project gathered more than 40 artists to work during a series of residencies focused on research, development, and artistic creation in Galway (Ireland), Rijeka (Croatia), Targû Mures (Romania). Thanks to this collaboration the project Perspectives & Variations is born: a collective writing adventure that took place in several cities with the aim of creating a multimedia piece and a stage show. This project was commissioned by the Department of Val-de-Marne (Ile-de-France) to be presented as and interactive installation during the poetry and digital arts festival Les Échappées 2022.
Parallel to the artistic productions, Poulpe Électrique provides training to professional artists, amateurs, and any individual or group interested in developing artistic skills. Through organising workshops on movement and theatre, and computing for the arts, it also focuses on audience development.