STAGING Solo #2 (2017) Live installation
STAGING Solo #2 (2017) is an iteration derived from Maria Hassabi’s multi-sited live installation STAGING (2017), previously exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and documenta 14, Kassel. In STAGING: Solo #2, a singular performer, an expanse of a vivid pink carpet, and an ambient soundscape are installed in the monumental space of the Grabbe Halle at K20, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf. The lone figure in a brightly patterned outfit moves at a measured pace, morphing the body at slow, sometimes imperceptible velocities, as it enacts a two-hour choreographic cycle that loops throughout the museum’s opening hours. Creating a recurrent form that occupies a specific space and seemingly unbroken time, the performer subtly negotiates their task: a detailed choreographic script, the representation of the space itself, and the expectations of the viewer. The initial invitation of a spectacle exhausts itself, and the possibility for an intimate exchange within a quiet site emerges.
Performers include: Hristoula Harakas, Maria Hassabi, Niall Jones, Mickey Mahar, Paige Martin, Oisín Monaghan, Nancy Stamatopoulou
Outfits: Victoria Bartlett
Composer: Marina Rosenfeld Sound
Designer: Stavros Gasparatos
Production: Kate Scherer
Management: Alexandra Rosenberg
– MOVE 2018, Centre Pompidou, Paris FR (June 7-24)
– Block Universe, London UK (May 26,27)
– Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (December 7, 2017 – January 21, 2018)
STAGING Solo #2 (2017) is produced by Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf.
Funded by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The engagement at Block Universe, UK, is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.