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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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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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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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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Interstice

Interstice

A celebration of space Collaboration with Mike Rijnierse presented in Cloud and Studio Loos, The Hague, 2013   Interstice is a space between things, voids, gaps, cracks. In this project we look for ways of composing sound and movement according to the space. Our goal is to develop a system which enables us to perform…

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The Unreality of Time

The Unreality of Time

Set design for piece by Marina Mascarell Korzo Theater productions with Dance Forum Taipei The stage is covered by 120 kilos of green lentils which were manipulated by five dancers, creating storms, landscapes and other obstacles within the theme of Time. The piece premiered in February 2013 and toured through Europe, Taiwan and South America…

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Approximation

Touch is a reciprocal sense. Differently from the other senses, touching is always mutual: one touches and is touched. In this work the audience is transformed from ‘observers’ to ‘actors’. Participants sit in front of each other, their hands are connected to an elastic net that constrains their action into a small range of movement,…

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Recursive Garden

A speculation on human beings as vegetable systems for an efficient survival of the species. In collaboration with Daniel Berio during GrowWorld, (Artscience research group, march 2012, guided by Cocky Eek and Maja Kuzmanovic) The project was shown at Korzo Theater during the Lighthouse Festival, Day 3, March 15th, and at FoAM, Brussels, during the…

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Bridge

Bridge

(in progress) A structure which expresses the presence of a person by the graphic means of sine waves  

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