OPEN STUDIO with Quarto on Saturday 3rd of September at 14.15 at Tanzhouse:
In our new series CUBE, we would like to use a performative apparatus to create an environment where all our values and attitudes toward the territory, locality, ecology of habitation, and porosity between private and public, are to be explored in an intricate choreography of bodies challenged, (un)framed and ultimately held by the cubic construction in the making. In this studio presentation we will share where we are with the series and its upcoming development through video installation, a stage performance, a durational piece and a publication.
The physical structure from which we are starting is purposefully simple. It’s an empty volume, a three-dimensional cube made of aluminum pipes measuring 3mx3m. Our interest in the CUBE as a performative tool unfolds along two complementary lines of research that tackle its inherent paradox: concrete materiality of its skeletal construction and immaterial voidness, the emptiness of it which is only suggesting the porous reality of an internal/external space. The concrete construction of the cube is of interest to us both in terms of the work (construction as a verb) and physical presence (construction as a noun). By treating the cube as an ongoing work – of making it, transporting it, and inhabiting it – we are continuing the performative procedure that we developed previously in relation to the ROPE series, a ten year long project. The materiality of the cube, which is in the ongoing process of dis-assembling through the activity of the bodies that are engaging with it, generates shared choreographies of behavior and collaboration that affect and shape the spacetime of the work.
Choreography, concept & performance: Anna Mesquita & Leandro Zappala
Dramaturg: Igor Dobričić
Light design: Pol Matthé
Sound advisor: Fabrizio Rossi Giordano
Production: QUARTO & Nordberg Movement
Made possible with support by the Swedish Arts Council/Kulturrådet, Stockholms Stad & Region Stockholm
Co-production QUARTO & Dansens Hus Sthlm
Developed in residency at MDT Stockholm
Photo: QUARTO & Gregori Bastos
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