Unturtled#4 at CounterPULSE / San Francisco

Unturtled#4

by Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring

Presented by CounterPULSE and the Goethe Institute

15. + 16. 03. 2013 8pm

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 944103


„Unturtled“ might suggest a removal of the shell from the turtle’s back to reveal what is hidden beneath. The work of Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring, however, doesn’t allow us to peep under the cover. On the contrary, the body is disappearing almost completely underneath the moving accessory that nevertheless exposes its movements as materiality. It appears almost as if the clothes are moving by themselves; in elongations, expansions and contractions, condensations flatulences and tightenings produced by the puffs of the blouse, which seemingly take away the body’s own movement impulses. „Unturtled“ does not ’unwrap’ the body, but initiates a deliberate confusion around the question of where movement starts and its separation from the controlling subject. The observer’s eye imagines body parts, which are responsible for the respective sequences and then is subsequently lead astray. The body presents itself as an imaginary one. Except for the legs and head it becomes invisible under its shell and allows only for presumptions upon its appearances.
Susanne Foellmer

Unturtled Artist Talk

Presented by CounterPULSE and the Goethe Institute
with Jess Curtis, Keith Hennessy, Julie Phelps, Isabelle Schad & Laurent Goldring
In the Artist Talk on March 13, Isabelle Schad, Laurent Goldring, Julie Phelps and guests will speak about Conceptual Dance in the Berlin & San Francisco Dance Scenes, from its roots in the 60s and 70s in the US and its evolution through artists on both sides of the ocean.

13. 03. 2013 8pm
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 944103

Published 11 March 2013