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IMMATERIAL, VOL 2.
Curated by Michelangelo Miccolis

Following 2017’s inaugural performance program at Material Art Fair, IMMATERIAL Vol. II will bring together a selection of long durational dance works by two internationally acclaimed artists dealing with an expanded notion of choreography.

Using unique devices and formats of presentation, yet both engaging with an understanding of production through collaborative processes, the two performances in the program took place over the course of the four-day weekend in a designated area of the fair, specifically designed by the Mexico City-based architecture studio APRDELESP.

By introducing other relationships with the audience, other structures of choreography in which one can leave and come back at any time, IMMATERIAL Vol. II attempted to create a hybrid space for social gathering, an opportunity for the audience to actively take part in and experiment in a situation of ongoing and multiple choreographies within the context of the fair.

Thursday

8 february 2018

12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Material Art Fair

Maria Hassabi, STAGING: solo (2017) — undressed

Long durational choreography

Maria Hassabi, STAGING: solo (2017) — undressed. Photo: PJ Rountree

Hassabi begins each work on her own body. She makes a dance like STAGED (2016)—the black-box half of a diptych; the other half of which is STAGING (2017), a live installation—first as one very long solo, built on her own movements. Then she teaches it to her dancers, which means that the four dancers of STAGED multiply her, fracturing a solo into multiple parts that can now touch one another, repel or entwine.

Their movement is slowed to sometimes no more than stillness, with the slightest hint of breath. But we watch more than those bodies. Emanating from the torso of each of Hassabi’s epigones are shapes that heat and cool each other, that demonstrate how far a rhythm can be stretched before it can no longer be felt or seen, or how much distance can be implied before two points lose contact.

From these minute tensions and perpetual adjustments surface the connection between what we perceive as gradual movement and the shapes of the dancer’s trunks as they are forming. Each trembling reinvents the very notion we carry of shape, no longer only a static picture—integer-like, symbolic, a template—but a mobile and powerful force. (Rachel Haidu)

Performers: Hristoula Harakas, Mickey Mahar, Paige Martin, Oisín Monaghan; Outfits: Vicotira Bartlett; Composer: Marina Rosenfeld; Sound Designer: Stavros Gasparatos; Artist Manager: Natasha Katerinopoulos. Credits: Coproduced in part by Aarhus 2017, Denmark; documenta14, Kassel; Evergreen/Don River Valley Park, Toronto; Keir Foundation, Sydney, with support from Dancehouse, Melbourne; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Partially developed in-residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York.

12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Material Art Fair

Mårten Spångberg, Herradura Reposado, 2018

Long durational choreography

Mårten Spångberg, Herradura Reposado, 2018. Photo: PJ Rountree

In Herradura Reposado, Mårten Spångberg pushes the boundaries of dance performance. The piece performs a balancing act between theatre and museum, where music, dance and sculptures intertwine. The performance lasts for 4 days and invites the audience to walk around, look, interact and even leave and return as they choose.

Whilst the title is a metaphor for a monumental but intangible structure with no beginning and no end, the piece itself explores the influence of digital communication on choreography. Accordingly, social networks, health apps, games, dating tools are all used to generate dance, rhythms and moods.

By interlacing these seemingly disparate modalities, Herradura Reposado offers a singular and compelling look on the social environment in which we live.

Performers: Linda Blomqvist, Emma Daniel, Else Tunemyr, Mårten Spångberg, Adriano Wilfert Jensen

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Material Art Fair

VIP Preview

VIP Inauguration - by invitation only

VIP Inauguration, Material 2018. Photo: PJ Rountree

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Material Art Fair, Central Patio

Book presentation AD USUM | Pedro Reyes

Presentación del libro AD USUM de Pedro Reyes, Material 2018. Photo: PJ Rountree.

Please join us for the presentation of the artist’s monograph AD USUM by Pedro Reyes.

Friday

9 february 2018

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Material Art Fair

Maria Hassabi, STAGING: solo (2017) — undressed

Long durational choreography

Maria Hassabi, Staging: Solo (2017) - undressed. Photo by PJ Rountree.

Hassabi begins each work on her own body. She makes a dance like STAGED (2016)—the black-box half of a diptych; the other half of which is STAGING (2017), a live installation—first as one very long solo, built on her own movements. Then she teaches it to her dancers, which means that the four dancers of STAGED multiply her, fracturing a solo into multiple parts that can now touch one another, repel or entwine.

Their movement is slowed to sometimes no more than stillness, with the slightest hint of breath. But we watch more than those bodies. Emanating from the torso of each of Hassabi’s epigones are shapes that heat and cool each other, that demonstrate how far a rhythm can be stretched before it can no longer be felt or seen, or how much distance can be implied before two points lose contact.

From these minute tensions and perpetual adjustments surface the connection between what we perceive as gradual movement and the shapes of the dancer’s trunks as they are forming. Each trembling reinvents the very notion we carry of shape, no longer only a static picture—integer-like, symbolic, a template—but a mobile and powerful force. (Rachel Haidu)

Performers: Hristoula Harakas, Mickey Mahar, Paige Martin, Oisín Monaghan; Outfits: Vicotira Bartlett; Composer: Marina Rosenfeld; Sound Designer: Stavros Gasparatos; Artist Manager: Natasha Katerinopoulos. Credits: Coproduced in part by Aarhus 2017, Denmark; documenta14, Kassel; Evergreen/Don River Valley Park, Toronto; Keir Foundation, Sydney, with support from Dancehouse, Melbourne; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Partially developed in-residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York.

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Material Art Fair

Mårten Spångberg, Herradura Reposado, 2018

Long durational choreography

Mårten Spångberg, Herradura Reposado, 2018. Photo: PJ Rountree

In Herradura Reposado, Mårten Spångberg pushes the boundaries of dance performance. The piece performs a balancing act between theatre and museum, where music, dance and sculptures intertwine. The performance lasts for 4 days and invites the audience to walk around, look, interact and even leave and return as they choose.

Whilst the title is a metaphor for a monumental but intangible structure with no beginning and no end, the piece itself explores the influence of digital communication on choreography. Accordingly, social networks, health apps, games, dating tools are all used to generate dance, rhythms and moods.

By interlacing these seemingly disparate modalities, Herradura Reposado offers a singular and compelling look on the social environment in which we live.

Performers: Linda Blomqvist, Emma Daniel, Else Tunemyr, Mårten Spångberg, Adriano Wilfert Jensen

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Material Art Fair, Central Patio

Frida Escobedo | 2018 Serpentine Pavilion

A conversation with architect Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo presents her project for the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion. Photo: PJ Rountree.

Please join us in the Central Patio with Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, selected to design the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion, in conversation with Serpentine Galleries curator, Rebecca Lewin, on Escobedo’s design for the 2018 Pavilion.

Saturday

10 february 2018

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Material Art Fair

Maria Hassabi, STAGING: solo (2017) — undressed

Long durational choreography

Maria Hassabi, STAGING: solo (2017) — undressed. Photo: PJ Rountree

Hassabi begins each work on her own body. She makes a dance like STAGED (2016)—the black-box half of a diptych; the other half of which is STAGING (2017), a live installation—first as one very long solo, built on her own movements. Then she teaches it to her dancers, which means that the four dancers of STAGED multiply her, fracturing a solo into multiple parts that can now touch one another, repel or entwine.

Their movement is slowed to sometimes no more than stillness, with the slightest hint of breath. But we watch more than those bodies. Emanating from the torso of each of Hassabi’s epigones are shapes that heat and cool each other, that demonstrate how far a rhythm can be stretched before it can no longer be felt or seen, or how much distance can be implied before two points lose contact.

From these minute tensions and perpetual adjustments surface the connection between what we perceive as gradual movement and the shapes of the dancer’s trunks as they are forming. Each trembling reinvents the very notion we carry of shape, no longer only a static picture—integer-like, symbolic, a template—but a mobile and powerful force. (Rachel Haidu)

Performers: Hristoula Harakas, Mickey Mahar, Paige Martin, Oisín Monaghan; Outfits: Vicotira Bartlett; Composer: Marina Rosenfeld; Sound Designer: Stavros Gasparatos; Artist Manager: Natasha Katerinopoulos. Credits: Coproduced in part by Aarhus 2017, Denmark; documenta14, Kassel; Evergreen/Don River Valley Park, Toronto; Keir Foundation, Sydney, with support from Dancehouse, Melbourne; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Partially developed in-residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York.

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Material Art Fair

MÅRTEN SPÅNGBERG, HERRADURA REPOSADO, 2018

Long durational choreography

Mårten Spångberg, Herradura Reposado, 2018. Photo: PJ Rountree

In Herradura Reposado, Mårten Spångberg pushes the boundaries of dance performance. The piece performs a balancing act between theatre and museum, where music, dance and sculptures intertwine. The performance lasts for 4 days and invites the audience to walk around, look, interact and even leave and return as they choose.

Whilst the title is a metaphor for a monumental but intangible structure with no beginning and no end, the piece itself explores the influence of digital communication on choreography. Accordingly, social networks, health apps, games, dating tools are all used to generate dance, rhythms and moods.

By interlacing these seemingly disparate modalities, Herradura Reposado offers a singular and compelling look on the social environment in which we live.

Performers: Linda Blomqvist, Emma Daniel, Else Tunemyr, Mårten Spångberg, Adriano Wilfert Jensen

Sunday

11 february 2018

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Material Art Fair, Terrace

Hypnotic Show with Marcos Lutyens and Raimundas Malasauskas

Hypnotic Show with Marcos Lutyens and Raimundas Malasauskas

“The Hypnotic Show” is an ongoing cognitive project of Marcos Lutyens and Raimundas Malašauskas. Taking place both as a collective and intimate experience, the project explores hypnosis as art medium and accepts proposals of activities from artists for its small group sessions of hypnosis. Presented throughout the world, in venues such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, and the Kadist Foundation in Paris, among many others, Material is delighted to invite you to our own session on the terrace of the fair.

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Material Art Fair

Maria Hassabi, STAGING: solo (2017) — undressed

Long durational choreography

Maria Hassabi, STAGING: solo (2017) — undressed. Photo: PJ Rountree

Hassabi begins each work on her own body. She makes a dance like STAGED (2016)—the black-box half of a diptych; the other half of which is STAGING (2017), a live installation—first as one very long solo, built on her own movements. Then she teaches it to her dancers, which means that the four dancers of STAGED multiply her, fracturing a solo into multiple parts that can now touch one another, repel or entwine.

Their movement is slowed to sometimes no more than stillness, with the slightest hint of breath. But we watch more than those bodies. Emanating from the torso of each of Hassabi’s epigones are shapes that heat and cool each other, that demonstrate how far a rhythm can be stretched before it can no longer be felt or seen, or how much distance can be implied before two points lose contact.

From these minute tensions and perpetual adjustments surface the connection between what we perceive as gradual movement and the shapes of the dancer’s trunks as they are forming. Each trembling reinvents the very notion we carry of shape, no longer only a static picture—integer-like, symbolic, a template—but a mobile and powerful force. (Rachel Haidu)

Performers: Hristoula Harakas, Mickey Mahar, Paige Martin, Oisín Monaghan; Outfits: Vicotira Bartlett; Composer: Marina Rosenfeld; Sound Designer: Stavros Gasparatos; Artist Manager: Natasha Katerinopoulos. Credits: Coproduced in part by Aarhus 2017, Denmark; documenta14, Kassel; Evergreen/Don River Valley Park, Toronto; Keir Foundation, Sydney, with support from Dancehouse, Melbourne; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Partially developed in-residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York.

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Material Art Fair

Mårten Spångberg, Herradura Reposado, 2018

Long durational choreography

Mårten Spångberg, Herradura Reposado, 2018. Photo: PJ Rountree

In Herradura Reposado, Mårten Spångberg pushes the boundaries of dance performance. The piece performs a balancing act between theatre and museum, where music, dance and sculptures intertwine. The performance lasts for 4 days and invites the audience to walk around, look, interact and even leave and return as they choose.

Whilst the title is a metaphor for a monumental but intangible structure with no beginning and no end, the piece itself explores the influence of digital communication on choreography. Accordingly, social networks, health apps, games, dating tools are all used to generate dance, rhythms and moods.

By interlacing these seemingly disparate modalities, Herradura Reposado offers a singular and compelling look on the social environment in which we live.

Performers: Linda Blomqvist, Emma Daniel, Else Tunemyr, Mårten Spångberg, Adriano Wilfert Jensen

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