Unturtled#4 @ Defilibrator Chicago

ISABELLE SCHAD AND LAURENT GOLDRING

Presented in Association with The Goethe-Institut
DATE:
APR 20 2016 @7PM

LOCATION:
1463 W CHICAGO AVE CHICAGO IL 60642

A performance with ISABELLE SCHAD and LAURENT GOLDRING
UNTURTLED #4

pic by L.Goldring, all rights reserved.

In their performance series UNTURTLED, Berlin­ based choreographer/dancer, ISABELLE SCHAD, and Paris based visual artist, LAUREN GOLDRING, explore the relationship between body and image. The costume is considered a transitional object: a prosthesis of the missing last layer of the body, and simultaneously the first encompassing external space. The costume as organ enables an exploration of the body and the space around it.
In UNTURTLED #4, the body is un­turtled from its shell; from its protective shield against the outside world, liberating it simultaneously from the often stereotyped body images we force onto it. The dancer uses oversized black stretch­pants to reveal and hide, display and transform body parts in an unexpected way – the body itself ultimately becomes a moving sculpture, sometimes vanishing behind a dark membrane and then returning in an unexpected way and place. It appears almost as if the clothes are moving by themselves; in elongations, expansions and contractions, condensations and tightenings produced by the puffs of the blouse, which seemingly take away the body’s own movement impulses. The clothes become a second layer of skin and act like an independent being.
During their duo Unturtled #4 L. Goldring performs a talk on the conceptual resonances of the work.

See online : Defilibrator

Published 20 April 2016