Posar el cos is the title of the IVAM’s programme of living arts for which the fundamental premise consists in taking the body and all its potentialities as the focus of the museum’s research and experimentation, and its relationship with the other bodies that are also present in the museum.
It is a declaration of intentions in which the strategies of exhibition and contemplation are surpassed and make way for new approaches in which the ephemeral, the unforeseeable, the relational, the processual and the unfinished invert the established terms of a visit to the museum and generate new ways of relating and possibilities of inhabiting space.
This project is formulated on the basis of various proposals that are enacted during the course of the year, for which various associates act as curators. In this first event, Néstor García Díaz launches a reflection on how the processes of museification of choreography have led to the development of new narratives concerning objects and how they are exhibited.
Performance Loie Fuller: Research by Ola Maciejewska
Loie Fuller was an American dancer and actress, a pioneer of modern dance. She shared the European fascination with Orientalism and drew inspiration from dances with veils, spiral forms and serpentine movements in search of the concept of sublime beauty.
In this piece Ola Maciejewska looks at Loie Fuller’s experiments with form and places them in the context of the museum, exploring the possible parallels between such experiments and the practice of sculpture.
This event is one of a series of activities designed in connection with the exhibition Orientalism.