ID hosted a talk by Kirsten Maar on 14 October as part of Volumes Project and ID’s Crossing Borders series, in parallel with the opening of the exhibition. Kirsten is a theatre and dance scholar at Free University Berlin; her talk investigates the modes of exhibiting dance in museum or gallery spaces during the past decade. You can listen to Kirsten’s talk by clicking here.
Volumes Project gathers six works within the mirrorcity exhibition, presenting work by Nicola Conibere, Katye Coe, Neil Callaghan and Simone Kenyon, Charlie Morrissey, Florence Peake, and Rahel Vonmoos.
The project investigates the displacing effect of dance and choreography in an exhibition. Rather than reproduce spectacular relations from the theatre, where the place of the performer and spectator are organised through a proscenium frame, the artists collected within the project ask what other kinds of frames are possible and therefore what other places can be proposed where bodies might meet each other. These meetings are not filled with the promise of presence, offering up a dancer as a closed virtuosic image; instead the point of departure for these encounters is an understanding of the generative potential of choreography, the open questions of engaged embodiment. The project is concerned with the durational and relational horizons of dance and how these might be recited and resituated within a gallery space.
Volumes Project is presented each day in the gallery over a six hour period. The dance artists engage in a series of activations where their practices continually engage the conditions of in-between space and spectator relations.
Visit the Volumes Project page for the weekly performance schedule.
Volumes Project is conceived by Frank Bock, Martin Hargreaves and Nicola Conibere.