Politics of Affect

Politics of Affect

Performer and audience communicate via the few openings of the wall. Between them, there’s no possibility of eye contact neither verbal communication. Yet, the only chance of contact, through touch, opens up a dimension of interaction. The performance investigates the limits of public engagement, by creating a stage where members of the audience negotiate their…

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‘Paper Reliefs’ series

The series Paper Reliefs investigates the physical characteristics of paper, namely its resistance when cut, folded and/or curved, generating abstract landscapes where the visitor is invited to explore with the hands. By carefully interacting with these pieces, one notices how certain geometric forms provide tactile, rhythmic and acoustic experiences. The works aims to engage the…

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Sensory intervention at M van Leuven

‘Master of Sculpture’ room at Museum M van Leuven, Belgium. Exhibition from January 24th to 31st and May 2nd-5th, 2018. This research project, Symphony @ the Museum, was an joint venture between M van Leuven, PXL-MAD School Hasselt and Haystack – and it was one of the winners of MindGate cross-over contest for the city of…

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Approximation II

Approximation II

A new version of Approximation was presented in ‘Performance, Objects, Bodies’ exhibition at Quartair, 2017. The installation invites the audience to play a haptic game with the hands on each other’s faces. Separate by a wall, participants communicate via their hands over each other.

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Performance, Objects, Bodies 2017

Performance, Objects, Bodies 2017

Performance, Objects, Bodies is curated by Matteo Marangoni (iii), in collaboration with Quartair and TETEM. The show was presented in The Hague from September to October, 2017 and is now at TETEM, in Enschede, from November 2017 to 28th January 2018. Ludmila Rodrigues exhibited Flexor and Approximation, in new versions. Due to its site specificity, Flexor, is…

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Stage design ‘Three Times Rebel’

Stage design ‘Three Times Rebel’

Stage design for choreographer Marina Mascarell. Premiere: February 27th, 2017 Korzo Theater, The Hague, NL 2017 Tour: Netherlands (Amsterdam, Breda, Haarlem, Leiden, Maastricht, Zwolle), Germany (Bremen), Italy (Venice) and Taiwan (Taipei). Three structures of carbon fiber are manipulated by five dancers on the stage. Choreography: Marina Mascarell Composer: Yamila Ríos Performers: Nina Botkay, Eli Cohen,…

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The Grotto

The Grotto

Presented at Modern Body Festival 2016. A dark room designed to provoke and challenge the visitor’s sense of balance by deliberately tweaking spatial references that usually guide us through space. By entering this room, the visitor gradually becomes conscious of the physical input provided by the space into his/her body. This body-space relationship becomes increasingly…

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Body Maze / Space Media Festival

Body Maze / Space Media Festival

Art + Architecture workshop at the Space Media Festival, Taipei, August 2016 Together with Jen Hwan-Ho, architect and professor at the Department of Architecture in Taipei’s National University of Technology, Ludmila proposed a spacial experience that reflects the social relations of its inhabitants. Departing from a sensory and playful approach, Ludmila created social experiments to…

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Schema Art Museum, Korea

Schema Art Museum, Korea

‘New Dream New Future’ Exhibition at Schema Art Museum Cheongju, Korea July 5th – 31st, 2016 Polytope was presented in two new versions: One, small scale, for inside the Schema Art Museum. A sign at the base of the sculpture invited the audience to play with Polytope: “Please Touch” Another version, this time a larger…

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Playful Arts Festival 2016

Playful Arts Festival 2016

Polytope was shown in Den Bosch, during the Playful Arts Sessions – Bodies at Play, on June 3rd, 2016. Ludmila was performing throughout the day and inviting the audience to experience the sculpture along.   Ludmila also gave a 15 minutes Artist Talk. Many thanks to Fazle Shairmohamed, Flore Kueter and Edmée Tuyl.

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Polytope

Latest news: ‘Polytope’ will be exhibited at FILE Festival, São Paulo, July-August 2018! A new soundscape and motion sensors are being developed by Rob Bothof. Thanks to Stroom Den Haag. A lightweight, tractable structure, devised to engage the visitors in spontaneous choreographies. Polytope is rigid and flexible, it’s an empty space and yet it has…

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Propulsions at Oorsprong – Curator Series

Propulsions at Oorsprong – Curator Series

Propulsion – the action of driving or pushing forward – propelling force. The construction of a geometric shape used as means for transformations within a social context. For this occasion the skeleton of a rhombic dodecahedron was built on stage during the live performance. After it was built, it rolls throughout the space, passing by…

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Wonderwerp 56

Wonderwerp 56

Deflection Gate: site specific for Wonderwerp n.56 The Body Extended, Studio Loos, on 27th November, The Hague. The 56th edition of Wonderwerp was dedicated to art forms which approach the body as subject or as medium for an experimental investigation. For this event, Deflection Gate was intended to interfere on the act of entering the…

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K24

K24

K24 – Room for Sensorial Cleansing (Site specific for the Modern Body Festival, The Hague, October 2014)   Reports of sensory deprivation experiments have demonstrated the emergence of hallucinogenic images and of highly pleasant states of consciousness which are still to be assessed. As a fictitious sanatorium, Room K24 orchestrates the visitors’ senses through a…

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Parksessies

Parksessies

Mobile Environment For Parksessies Festival 2014 Haarlem, July-August A mobile space, a flexible structure, operated by the audience of the festival. The elastic geometry of fabric and glass fiber sticks, light-weight and translucent, hovering through the Haarlemmerhout Park and among the crowd. Day 2 Day 2 Day 2 Day 2 Day 1 Day 1 Day…

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The Deepest Sense

The Deepest Sense

A Symposium on Tactility in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: On Tactility in the Arts and Sciences from the Early Modern Period to the Present Day. Organized by ACCESS, Meertens Instituut, Huizinga Instituut and Rijksmuseum, June 26th and 27th 2014. Keynote speakers: Constance Classen, David Howes, Garmt Dijksterhuis and Monika Wagner. Approximation, performance by Ludmila and Roel…

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The Second Explodes

The Second Explodes

A partnership Quartair (Den Haag) and Kunsthalle/Eurocenter (Lana, Italy) May 2: Opening at Kunsthalle 16 participants join a net like choreography   May 3: Artwalk ‘Selfie reflection’ – an instructed performance: any number of participants, one camera, they enter the space one by one: the first person carrying the camera will choose a spot, close…

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Winter Anti Depression Show

Winter Anti Depression Show

Room for Movement, installation opened at Marres, Maastricht, from 18 January  – 23 March 2014 Initiated and curated by Valentijn Byvanck with Chris Kabel For the Winter Anti Depression Show, Marres was turned into an Art Resort for those who feel weak, tired, overwrought and unsocial in the winter months. The resort featured a series…

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