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

Polytope

A light-weight, tractable structure, designed to engage the visitors in spontaneous performances. It involves dance, architecture and the audience participation. Polytope is rigid and flexible, it’s empty and yet it has volume, it creates space. Polytope is a net of tetrahedrons built with carbon fiber rods. Because the material is extremely light-weight, and articulated, the…

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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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TodaysArt 2013

TodaysArt 2013

Approximation was shown at TodaysArt festival, in The Hague (4th floor of the former building of the ministries of Internal Affairs and Justice). The 20 story office building was explored by hundreds of people during the festival. Navigating between the empty spaces and a number of installations scattered in a few rooms, eventually they found this installation…

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The Conscious Body II

The Conscious Body II

In september-october I’ve participated on the cross-disciplinary workshop/residency: The Conscious Body (II): Performance and Spectating in Paris (september 30th – october 6th) 10 dancers + 10 scientists gathered to exchange, study and explore together the performance experience (from the perspective of the performer as well as the audience) and the cognitive processes underlying that experience….

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Flexor II

Flexor II

I am interested in blurring the borders between public and performer. In Flexor, a system of interconnected rolling boards engages the audience in a physical dialogue, oscillating between controlling and being controlled. While moving in, participants collaborate with each other. The experience of this space-situation is both a struggle and a pleasure. In trying Flexor,…

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The Body of the Audience

The Body of the Audience

Artscience graduation thesis, 2012-2013. Revised in 2014 and 2015. The Body of the Audience investigates how artworks deal with the presence of the audience and ultimately incorporate their bodies as a medium. Ludmila addresses the aesthetic and social aspects involved in the artistic experience, revealing the intrinsic relation between art and its public. This thesis…

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Flexor I

Flexor I

The first version presented in may 2013 at the Korzo Club, Den Haag, during the SPHERES/ArtScience Preview. Flexor an instrument for choreographing the audience Many thanks to Jut van der Made, Jozef Sloots and Luis Fernández, who performed for my exam!

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