Sculpture and Dance
Front? Back? Which way round is which? Where does the boundary between sculpture and dancer lie? Two spatial partners in dialogue: real bodily action encounters the virtual motion of the sculpture, whose steel-rendered movements appear to petrify at the moment of observation. Demarcations become blurred: sculptures dance – the dancer becomes part of the sculptural concept, the ‘dance partner’. At our first meeting, Gerhard Bohner asked me, “Why should I dance here? This space is already dancing!”. Dance and sculpture are equally important, independent and mutually responsive fragments of a larger whole. The role of sculpture is not to become a part of the stage design, but to provide points of orientation, to be a gauge, counterpart, cornerstone, projection into the future – guidepost.