Interview with Performance Artist, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Apocrifu is an exploration of apocryphal religious texts through the use of the human body. Collaborating with two other dancers, Yasuyuki Shuto, a classical dancer from the Ballet of Tokyo, and Dimitri Jourde, a contemporary dancer and circus artist, the piece examines major ideologies.Apocrifu will run at Southbank Centre, London, 24 – 25 January, we speak to the Belgian performance artist about his approach to the work and his intentions behind it.
For its first major exhibition, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, based in Paris in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, welcomes the Danish contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson with Contact, a series of monumental installations and artworks designed specifically for the Foundation, and that appear as a result of events occurring during a journey. Through passages and huge installations, visitors become involved in a light choreography, reflections, geometric shapes and moving shadows. These optical devices and models, arranged all along the way, reflect the artist’s research on the mechanisms of perception and construction of space. (Contact / Olafur Eliasson – from December 17, 2014 to February 16, 2015)Wonderful sense of space and the body in relation to that space.
Dan 2008, C-type print, 61 × 50.8 cm, Courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London.
I love this view of the body. Its real but feels distorted because of what cannot be seen.
Very interesting addressing the idea of the body as an archive or document.
Stairwell, a site-specific 3D installation for London’s Hayward Gallery, is a collaboration with dancer/choreographer Wayne McGregor. The Open-Ended Group captured Wayne dancing in the same stairway that viewers now enter to see the piece. The imagery floats in three 3D projections that are stacked vertically on a wall closely opposite the circular stairs.
NOWHERE AND EVERYWHERE
Exhibition period: August 24. – September 08., 2013
An amazing choreographer and artist too.Using space and suspension with the lightest touch.