installation and performance, SVA, New York, 2012

Mechanical Dance (2012) installation and performance, 10 min dimensions variable installation views, SVA, New York, 2012

Mechanical Dance (2012)
installation and performance, 10 min
dimensions variable

installation views, SVA, New York, 2012

Mechanical Dance questions the boundaries between interior and exterior, inanimate and animated, organic and structural from a performative point of view. This simple kinaesthetic sculptural piece was based on the transformation of a two dimensional sheet of wood by a couple of performers engaged in a minimalist choreography. Their bodies were bound to an extremity of the surface with a pulley system. By walking forwards or backwards, their weight would move, lift and curve the inanimate surface in an unusual way. In addition, a mechanical sound and lighting shooting through the laser cut wood embraced the viewers.

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Performers : Dominique Blumer and Jeremiah Lewis

wood (120 x 400 cm), cord, pulleys, hooks, light, sound