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William Forsythe: Objetos Coreográficos

27 marzo - 28 julio 2019

Sesc Pompeia, San Pablo, Brasil
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Curaduría: Forsythe Studio en cooperación con Veronica Stigger

La conjunción entre arquitectura, artes visuales y danza tiene ahora un sitio temporal en la ciudad de São Paulo. SESC Pompeia — una tradicional unidad del SESC en la ciudad, diseñada por la arquitecta brasileña Lina Bo Bardi — exhibe actualmente la exposición William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects. Entre marzo y julio de 2019, en el espacio común de este centro cultural, los visitantes y miembros de SESC podrán conocer la producción plurisensorial, coreográfica y multimedia del bailarín, coreógrafo y artista visual norteamericano William Forsythe (Nueva York, EEUU, 1949).

Con curaduría del mismo Estudio Forsythe Studio, con la colaboración de la curadora y escritora brasileña Veronica Stigger, se han seleccionado y adaptado al contexto arquitectónico de SESC Pompeia once objetos coreográficos de la producción reciente del artista, entre los que se encuentran algunas obras nunca antes expuestas. Desde los años 1990, William Forsythe y sus colaboradores han desarrollado objetos e instalaciones, recurriendo a lenguajes propios de las artes visuales para que las obras dialoguen con los espacios arquitectónicos donde se instalan, dando lugar a dinámicas de interacción con el público.

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William Forsythe: Unsustainables, 2019

The objects featured in the show are found in the Communal Area, the Theater Hall, the Exhibition Shed and the Outdoor Deck of Sesc Pompeia. Installations, video performances, multichannel videos, sculptures of an expanded nature, along with written and spoken instructions invite the public to participate, interact and negotiate. The artworks generally operate as devices that cause visitors to move their bodies, heightening the perception of the body’s mobility within its environment and in relation to its public coexistence with others.

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William Forsythe: Instructions, 2019

For the occasion of the exhibition, two new site-specific installations were produced: Instructions (2019), consisting of instructions for action on the part of the public attached to ramps in the sports complex, and Unsustainables (2019), a concentric installation located in the more spacious communal area, in which the spectator is oriented, by audio and text, to carry out specific choreographic exercises. For its part, the previously shown installation Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time (2015) gains a site-specific version, occupying the converted factory building of SESC Pompeia.

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William Forsythe: Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, 2015/2019

William Forsythe became known worldwide for the reorientation he gave to classical ballet throughout his years of activity as a dancer and choreographer. He directed the Frankfurt Ballet between 1984 and 2004, and founded his own company in 2005. Today, based on his previous repertoire, the artist conceives and composes artworks beyond the domain of dance or performance, involving the spectators directly in his production, encouraging them to react, with their body, to the stimuli given in each situation. In a certain sense, these works only fully achieve their aim when they are activated in direct relationship with the public.

For the most part, they are artworks whose features are disconnected from manual labor and whose perceptions and interactions take place outside the hegemony of vision, and with motor activation of the body. As William Forsythe has often stated, his artistic practice makes us aware of our ability to foresee and calculate our actions and gestures, as we forge a relationship with the world around us. The ultimate goal is to promote recognition of the architectural and urban space through sensitive and synesthetic bodily awareness.

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Installations and multichannel videos at SESC Pompeia

Aiming to enlarge the understanding of the visual art field’s encounter with dance and performing arts, SESC São Paulo is promoting this confluence through William Forsythe’s production, integrated with an architectural landmark. Like SESC Pompeia’s programmatic nature, the installations accentuate the place’s true vocation: an environment for the mobilization of bodies, where playful shared experience and learning are encouraged. Forsythe uses art and its devices to provide mediated experiences that broaden the frontiers of artistic languages, by choreographing, together with the public, the domain of what is intelligible or sensible through bodily movement.

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