10 December 2010

'cutting the crucial zone'

photo © Bert de Leenheer

performance 'travelling' STUK Leuven

The idea of the absence of a distance that is necessary to look at an object as well as the absence of the object that is looked at is at the basis of this performance. I asked three professional dancers to assume different poses against white walls following this logic. The visitors who entered the exhibition saw the dancers standing with their noses against the wall instead of seeing the artwork that they expected. The aesthetically positioned bodies that made apparent the absence of artwork now became the subject.