Cooper Test

Performance type: 
art corporel
Creator: 
Rémi Voche
Performer: 
Rémi Voche
Theoretical background: 

The Cooper test:

The Cooper test is an evaluation and orientation test of physical aptitude that may be linked to a field evaluation on endurance levels, even the VMA (Maximum Aerobic Speed).

The athlete, in suitable clothing, has to run on a flat terrain, on a stadium track or around a football field, the greatest possible distance in twelve minutes, without ever going over the theoretical maximum heart rate (220 – age).

The best way to control this frequency is to carry a heart rate meter with a preset alarm.

Occurence: 
Starting date: 
05 21 2011
2011/05/20-22:3012 minutes
Topology: 
Organization: 
Adress: 
20, avenue Stephen Liégeard
dans la Galerie d'essai de la Villa Arson
Nice
France

Test Cooper

Florimond Dupont
Synopsis / Description: 
vidéo de la performance
Performances: 
Objets: 

Tenue d'athlétisme, deux cônes, un synthétiseur.

Technique description référence: 
Tenue d'athlétisme, deux cônes, un synthétiseur.
Documents: 

Carton d'invitation au week-end de clôture <em>Sitôt Dit</em> à la Villa Arson

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Carton d'invitation au week-end de clôture <em>Sitôt Dit</em> à la Villa Arson

Programme de la manifestation <em>Sitôt Dit</em>

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Programme de la manifestation <em>Sitôt Dit</em>
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Description: 

Rémi is a runner. In racing attire, he set up markers at both ends of an oblong room in the trial gallery, thus creating a running track.

Pierre Michelon is behind a synthesizer, a stopwatch close by, installed against the wall in the middle of the track. The starting gun goes off. Rémi runs from one end of the room to the other. Each time he does so, he waits for a sound signal given by Pierre which follows a pace set by the stopwatch. This is generally the method adopted to control his running speed over a specified distance. Rémi begins running with small steps. He completes a number of round trips.

A new signal from Pierre announces a new speed. Rémi accélérâtes, the beeps still marking his laps.

His steps hammer into the ground ; his breath gives rhythm to the air.

The action thus accelerates, faster and faster until the end of the twelve minutes of the test. Pierre continues to announce the speed, the rhythm always given by a touch of the stopwatch, and Rémi runs between his two poles posted at each end of the room. With increasing speed, he has less and less control of his stops before turning around. He is late in relation to the beeps imposed. He pushes his body to the limit and is no longer able to stop himself to turn around. The wall now stops him at each end of the room. The performance comes to an end when twelve minutes have passed.