On April 1, 2015, the book Recréer/Scripter – Mémoire et transmissions des œuvres performatives et chorégraphiques contemporaines, edited by Anne Bénichou, was launched at BAnQ Vieux-Montréal. The creative duo The Two Gullivers also gave an interdisciplinary performance of Quand le dessin devient performance.
The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault had invited The Two Gullivers to create a work inspired by Jean-Pierre Perreault archival fonds. Quand le dessin devient performance is truly a “performative archive” in which the two artists intersect with professional dancers, non-dancers and elements pulled from the Perreault archive. For them, reenactment–the remounting or reappropriation of artistic performances–plays a very important role in the revitalization of performative artistic values, renewing the way we look at the process of creating a work. In their words: “Developing a new performance work by drawing inspiration from sketches and choreographies in the Perreault archive is for us an instinctive approach fully in tune with our creative process.”