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Simone Forti's See-Saw, 2015

Performed by Christine Brorsson
Khamlane Halsackda
Jonna Tideman
Directed by Luca Frei
Moderna Museet Malmö, 2015
Photo: Anna Rowland

Performed by Charlie Ashwell
Antonio de la Fe
Megan Saunders
Directed by Luca Frei
Hollybush Gardens, London, 2017
Photo: Anne Tetzlaff

 

“The whole structure of plank and performers rests on one point. Any change in the arrangement of body parts, the slightest change of position by either performer, affects the balance of the entire setup.” — Simone Forti

 The use of plywood props, as in  See-Saw , can be seen as an attempt to renegotiate the traditional horizontal stage and its relationship to the body.  Luca Frei's first question was how to consider the plywood prop for  See-Saw  and its relationship to the exhibition space and the other artworks in the exhibition, or  how to make it speak when not in use?   The contribution to the piece consists in duplicating the sawhorses, to have two of them instead of one, and to have them placed in different points. Before a new performance, the dancers pick up the plank from the sawhorse where it was previously left, carry it through the exhibition to the other sawhorse, and start from there.    Link to preview  Password: Simone Forti Malmö   

The use of plywood props, as in See-Saw, can be seen as an attempt to renegotiate the traditional horizontal stage and its relationship to the body.

Luca Frei's first question was how to consider the plywood prop for See-Saw and its relationship to the exhibition space and the other artworks in the exhibition, or how to make it speak when not in use?

The contribution to the piece consists in duplicating the sawhorses, to have two of them instead of one, and to have them placed in different points. Before a new performance, the dancers pick up the plank from the sawhorse where it was previously left, carry it through the exhibition to the other sawhorse, and start from there. 

Link to preview
Password: Simone Forti Malmö

 

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