Opening: Mon 18 Sep 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition: 19 Sep – 09 Oct 2017, 9 am – 7 pm
From Goethe Institut:
This exhibition SCULPTING THE BURROWS reflects upon the dance piece with the same title by Laurent Goldring and Isabelle Schad. Their choreography is a highlight in this year’s festival: „Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance”.
“The Burrow” is the part of a series of influential art collaborations by dancer and choreographer Isabelle Schad and visual artist Laurent Goldring. In their work, Schad and Goldring employ a concept of “intensifier” to make physical processes visible. This word designates the images that made possible the pieces they made together, and the fabric that was used to create new dance movements.
Like an artificial limb, an outer layer encloses the body, serving as transition between the inner and the outer world. In “The Burrow”, the space which results from the connection between body and material serves this purpose. The space of a more and more totally humanized world is no longer what differs from the body, like an alien surrounding, but becomes another organ of the body, like the image.
The exhibition show the way the visual work and the choreographic combines to experiment on this conception of space and image. Six canvasses make the connection with their four pieces Unturtled 1, 2, 3 and 4, where the fabric was used as a costume, last artificial layer of skin and first enclosing space, and show how the body generates its own design. The paintings are actually made after video stills.
Two other groups of photography are devoted to “The Burrows”, where Schad’s body dissolves into a stand for sculptures created by the movement of the long lays of fabric, or a sculpture herself when she combines with them in an ever rolling bundle.
Video loops make the connection between film work, photographic work, and choreographic work, as being one process.
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About Laurent Goldring
Visual artist Laurent Goldring studied philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris and at the City College of New York. He is a visual artist who works with video, photography, drawing and sculpture. Laurent Goldring has worked with numerous choreographers including Saskia Hölbling, Sandrine Buring, Benoît Lachambre, Louise Lecavalier, Donata d’Urso, Xavier Le Roy, Germana Civera, Franco Senica and Eva Klimackova.
Dance Workshop with Isabelle Schad
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