From the 21st to the 23rd we will be in the Barbican Centre presenting two pieces:
Installation “Tenants” – Part of Magma Collective show – http://www.interfaces.fishislandlabs.com/artists/
“Tenants” is a video installation that explores the cyclical nature of the life in the city. The landscape of London appears flat, there stand towers reminiscent of a remote past, almost mythological.
These towers are differentiated by their impressiveness throughout the cityscape and the opposite charges, which these buildings hold: commercial and residential. The aim of the project is to merge them into a single tower that tries to represent playfully and interactively a different way to look at the city.
Installation created by Ines von Bonhorst & Yuri Pirondi
Live Performance “Tenants” – Part of Something Human show – From East to the Barbican – http://fromeastothebarbican.london/performances/tenants/
“Tenants” is a performative collaboration between filmmakers Ines Von Bonhorst & Yuri Pirondi, with the movement artist Alexandra Baybutt & the amazing group Bitch ‘n’ Monk. The performance takes as inspiration the biblical myth of the Tower of Babel, as the artists reflect on the cosmopolitan city of London as a site of struggle for different cultures and lives. Exploring conceptually and architecturally the ’verticality’ associated with the ‘Tower’ the artists document tower blocks in different locations, capturing voyeuristic observations of the tenants, workers and passersby in their everyday environments.
Bringing the video material together with live movement, the performance within the Barbican continues this exploration of elevated shape with the human form and movement. Unlike the rigidity of concrete, glass and steel, the dancer wearing sculptural attire brings movement, flexibility and malleability that can express unpredictability and the impetus for change and escape – a living, breathing intervention accompanied by the sounds of the flute, guitar and singing.