ropeSpace explores the relations between the rope, choreography and architecture. Here, in a seemingly functional procedure, two bodies are mutually involved with threading a three-dimensional pathway toward and away from one another inside a shared spatial frame. As the density of the rope material increases, the apparent functionality of the work dissolves into the sequence of increasingly intimate gestures that amplify relation rather than function, the fragility of mutual commitment rather than the determination of shared labour. This process that starts as almost abstract mapping of coordinates will end up as the weaving of a shared habitat. The passage from one to another exhibits a paradoxical dysfunctionality. The pragmatic act of creating the installation is what initially moves the bodies, but once the object is created what’s left behind are the material traces of the movements, now renouncing its objective functionality and opening the possibility for a renewed subjective engagement.
Choreography, Concept & Performance: Anna af Sillén de Mesquita and Leandro Zappala.
Dramaturg: Igor Dobricic.
Light design: Pol Matthé.
Sound design: Philippe Boix-Vives.
Video: Palle Lindqvist.
Technical support: Tobias Hallgren.
Distribution: Koen Vanhove & Julia Asperska from Key Performance.
Co-produced by MDT. Marketing: Birna Bolladóttir Wallin/Bohm Bohm Room.
Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm’s Culture Committee, The Stockholm County Council and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.