For 2019, Chloé Déchery is developing a new multi-folded performance project, Première, which seeks out to uncover possible alternative narratives and trajectories of female artists (real and imaginary); playing with the notions of the « alter ego » within the frame of autobiographical performance. For this, Chloé is working on a new playtext (her first); a two-handler performance score (with a new guest performer for each performance), a film installation of interviews with senior female artists and a art history conference entitled « Marcel.le B. Kuntz or On the Unseen Face of The Artist ».
Future research and development residencies include: Critical Path, Sydney, Australia (May 2019) and Studio-théâtre d’Ivry, France (September 2019).
Chloé Déchery is currently working on a book which includes the playtext of her previous performance « A Duet Without You » and which is entitled Performing Collaboration in Solo Performance, « A Duet Without You » and Performance as Research. It is due to be published with Intellect and will be released in early 2020.
Chloé Déchery’s recent performance work also include the development of On The Horizon (Nanterre Amandiers, 23 June 2018; Dance 4, Nottingham, development residency, November-December 2016; Critical Path, research residency, April 2015).
Recently, the film What Do You See When You Turn Out the Light?, an essay-documentary conceived in collaboration with documentary film-maker Chris Eley, was screened at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris (21 September 2018) and the Segal Festival of Film for Theatre and Performance in New-York (5 March 2017).