This live artwork by Isabel Lewis is a guided experience for collective listening in an expanded, fully sensorial way. As an embodiment experiment it encourages the listener to connect with their inner worlds in order to become more radically receptive to their outer worlds – to sounds, voices, music and the vibrations of urban material: urban life and nonlife. Lewis incorporates influences from dance, performance, and active listening practices in a hybrid practice of attunement for the body that suggests alternative modes of engagement with our built environment than those otherwise proposed to us in today’s highly regulated and standardized forms of urban existence.
Lewis focuses her performance and verbal address around academic Carolyn Dinshaw’s notion of “queerness of time” from her book Medieval Texts, Amateur Readers, and the Queerness of Time and feminist sociologist Roslyn Bologh’s notion of “erotic sociability”. Lewis like Dinshaw is interested in “forms of desirous, embodied being that are out of sync with the ordinarily linear measurements of everyday life, that engage heterogeneous temporalities or that precipitate out of time altogether.”
In cooperation with Belvedere 21
born 1981 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Berlin-based artist whose career began in the context of contemporary dance. In recent years her works have broken with the limitations of a single mode of presentation and are hybrid forms involving lecture, movement, music, food, smell and more. These have been experienced at venues and events including the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Liverpool Biennial, the Institute of Contemporary Arts London (ICA), Tanz im August, Berlin, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Tate Modern, London, Gropius Bau, Berlin, and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.
Produced by Studio Isabel Lewis and Callie’s Berlin.
Come and go as you like
Tickets for this performance can only be purchased from Belvedere 21: belvedere.at