Choreographic Object

Nowhere & everywhere at the same time No.2 by William Forsythe.

A co-production of The Forsythe Company and Ruhrtriennale, International Festival of the Arts. The Ruhrtriennale realisation of Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No. 2 marksan entirely new chapter in the development of this choreographic work. Originally created for a solo dancer and 40 pendulums in an abandoned building on New Yorks historic High Line, the installation has been continuously developed in contexts as diverse as the monumental industrial architecture of the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, and the historical setting provided by the Arsenale ofthe Venice Biennale.

"This new edition preserves and privileges two central interests in Forsythe's oeuvre: counterpoint and the unconscious choreographic competence induced by choreographic situations. Suspended from automated grids, more than 400 pendulumsare activated to initiate a sweeping 15 part counterpoint of tempi, spacial junta position and gradients of centrifugal force which offers the spectator a constantly morphing labyrinth of significant complexity. The spectators are free to attempt a navigation this statistically unpredictable environment, butare requested to avoid coming in contact with any of the swinging pendulums. This task, which automatically initiates and alerts the spectators innate predictive faculties, produces a lively choreography of manifold and intricate avoidance strategies."

Credits: Technical Conception & Realisation - Max Schubert // Construction & Control - Christian Schubert // Programming - Sven Thöne // Producer - Julian Gabriel Richter.

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