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Counter-relief (Kaai 2013) (February 2013) 60 minutes


Visual artist Jimmy Robert and choreographer Maria Hassabi present an extended theatrical version of their collaborative work, Counter-relief (CCS Bard 2011), developed in residence at the Kaaitheater.

Visual artist Jimmy Robert and choreographer Maria Hassabi received a collaborative commission from Bard College, curated by Kelly Kivland, to create the third iteration of Counter-relief (CCS Bard) 2011, a performance and installation inverting choreographic thinking to dissolve the distinction between the process and production of image-making. Jimmy Robert’s previous Counter-relief iterations were presented at the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art in May 2008, and at the Kunsthalle Bern in March 2009.


Created and Performed by: Maria Hassabi and Jimmy Robert



– Performatik Festival, Kaaitheater, Brussels (February 22,23,24)



Counter-relief (CCS Bard) 2011 was developed through a residency at Kaaitheater in March 2011. The project was made possible with support from Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund: the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation; the Audry and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies, and by the Center’s Patrons, Supporters, and Friends. Additional support was provided by the Monique Beudert Award Fund.

Counter-relief (Kaai) 2013 was developed through a residency at Kaaitheater in February 2013.