Flexor III – a system for choreographing people
In observing our relationship with objects, we see that it is not so clear where our bodies end and the inanimate world begins. Are we imparting life into the object or is the object allowing our bodies to express their vitality?
The exhibition presents a series of works in which simple objects invite the audience to take part in playful and open ended experiences. Visitors become part of the works. These can be thought of as compositions that can be performed by anyone, much like the Fluxus text score “draw a straight line and follow it”, with the difference that the concepts here are embodied in objects rather then presented through text. Lack of virtuosity need not result in banality. As conceptual artist Robert Morris put it, “simplicity of form is not necessarily simplicity of experience”.
Performance, Objects, Bodies is presented in an open laboratory format, integrated within a 4 week long residency, during which 4 artists will be working in parallel at Quartair, developing and testing new ideas. At the end of each week, visitors are invited to come and participate in the artists’ process.
The works developed by Ludmila Rodrigues and Marit Mihklepp during this exhibition will be presented at Tetem in Enschede between November 16th 2017 and January 28th 2018.