The artwork of Latvian artist Linda Konone displayed in Berlin

From July 14th to 15th, 2013 the project - video art installation "Inhabiting Spaces" by the artist Linda Konone, architect Toms Kokins and choreographer Muhamed Fuad (EG) will be displayed in the Berlin Centre for Art and Urbanism ZK/U. "Inhabiting Spaces" is a collaboration project between the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art and "Rezodanse Egypte" in the framework of teh programme "Tandem/Shaml".

„The Audience: The people on the streets who happen to see you. The piece is to take place completely unannounced and unadvertised. No friends nearby in any way. No persons shall film the dance.

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Purpose:          To bring a fantastic vision into the lives of people who are about their business.

To create a situation which will draw forth the occasion of the spreading of the vision through the story telling of the people who saw it.

If 100 persons see the dance, each may tell 10 others; hence 1000 may share the image.”

Walter De Maria. Dance Score for Trisha Brown: „Non”: A Dance Vision for Trisha and Tulip. 1965. (OCTOBER 140, Spring, 2012).

 

Following the tradition of modernism experimentations with performance, movement and space, artist Linda Konone, architect Toms Kokins and choreographer Muhamed Fouad research the idea of how a certain place and its architecture affect the human behaviour.

It may seem that our movement in the space is motivated, selfdetermined, but – is it really like this, ask the artists. What constitutes the reason why we move from A to B? The sense of the movement is rooted in the surroundings, place and context. To observe the extraordinary, funny or absurd in different daily situations, artists consciously transfer them into another environment, swapping different atmospheres, notions of private and public, urban and natural.

For example, an elevator where the closeness of people cannot be avoided re-enacted in an empty beach in the middle of winter raises firstly a surprise, then – provokes to rethink the effect space has on our actions. Why do people naturally squeeze in the public transport, but disperse in the forest?

Is a crossing near the central station an appropriate place for a dance?

"Inhabiting Spaces" is a collaboration project between the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art and "Rezodanse Egypte" in the framework of teh programme "Tandem/Shaml". "Tandem/Shaml" is an experience-exchange programme for culture managers in Europe, consisting of the European Culture Foundation, MitOst, Al Mawred Al Thaqafy and Anadolu Kültür; it is supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung, DOEN Foundation and Mimeta.

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