Movements at an exhibition
This two days’ workshop I am proposing revolves around questions of liveness, performativity and movement in different contexts: stage, exhibition, public space.
We will do practical work involving the body and we will connect it to the interests and practices of the participants. Other topics of concern for the workshop are related to how live works in public space and in an exhibition space hold a potential for different regimes of attention, for reconfiguring the public sphere as a more communal and collective experience.
Within the particular context of Tanzquartier Wien and the work I am presenting there, we will also work around the notion of a collection with a focus on the relationship between the body, politics of embodiment and collective memory.
is a Romanian artist with a background in choreography who works across different contexts, such as exhibitions, theatres and public space. He often deploys a continuous live presence and live-action interventions within the context of exhibitions, using enactment as a performative strategy. He investigates the human body as a medium and the context of specific places and institutions in order to challenge existing hierarchies and explore the body’s relationship to collective memory and the construction of history. In 2013, he represented Romania at the 55th Venice Biennale in form of a collaborative project together with Alexandra Pirici. His works have been shown in museums and biennials worldwide, notably the Kyiv Biennale, Tate Modern (London), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Para Site Hong Kong, OFF-Biennale Budapest, Centre Pompidou (Paris), Ludwig Museum (Cologne), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), SALT (Istanbul), BOZAR (Brussels), Gothenburg Biennale etc. In 2019, Pelmus and Pierre Bal-Blanc curated the exhibition Collective Exhibition for a Single Body – The Private Score – Vienna 2019, which was coproduced by Kontakt Sammlung and TQW. His ongoing live action interventions are part of private and public collections. In 2012, Pelmuş was awarded the Berlin Art Prize for performing arts, two years later he received the prize for excellence from the National Dance Centre Bucharest. Manuel Pelmuş is currently a research fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo (KHIO). He lives and works in Oslo and Bucharest.
€ 42/*17,50 per day