Architecture as the medium of dance work on space; one sets up static components, the other centers the spatial reading by the movement inducing a scale ratio of the body to its context. Pick up the sound of a place by translating its specificities through gesture, is the new challenge of this interdisciplinary exercise where architects, dancers, sound and visual artists cross their practices.
After a first workshop “Listen to the stage space” organized in Dexia Art Centre in Brussels in March 2014, this second working time proposes moving the exercise in the public space of the city of Mons. These common spaces were called, not so long ago, “negative space” or “unbuilt space” referring to the structuring architecture of the city. We mean to intervene in these places unifying relationship in order to observe the nuances between users of the city and those who stop before the “performance” to become spectators.
The synthesis of the second workshop framed by Mons sound artist Stéphane Kozik, the Brussels choreographer/dancer David Hayo and teachers-architects, Pascale Petit and Lydia Bollen) will be presented at Festival City Sonic in September 2015.
Partenership : Faculté d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme, ARBA/ESA-Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Bruxelles, Transcultures