The Knot Body is revealed in the moment we experience a body entangled in a 500m long rope. What happens when the body becomes a knot and the knot a body?
QUARTO’s attention lies in the experimentation between a body and a 500m long rope – rope-body, node-body, entangled-body, knot-body – as an attempt to escape from the body’s/object’s daily attributes and give it an unsuspected meaning, beyond the understanding of a representative body/object relation. Thereby, what is provoked with the entanglement of the knot intends to abandon some recognizable forms, movements and choreographic scores that have been dominant, while dealing with an object that is one of the oldest and most important inventions of mankind: the rope, the knot.
The Knot Body is revealed in the moment we experience it entangled in the rope, where the limit between body and knot is vague. Precisely in this place we witness the creative potentiality of the body/object through liberating it from its social representations. The KNOT seeks to produce spaces, images and fragments where the body is involved with the rope: winding, untangling, pulling and unraveling. Knot Body reminds us of the endless layers and complexities of the huge contemporary KNOT we are entangled in today, in various spheres, economical, political, ecological, social and ethical, both personal and collective knots that also intertwines and connects us all.
- About QUARTO
QUARTO is an artist duo founded in 2003 by Anna af Sillén de Mesquita and Leandro Zappala. QUARTO exists as an interdisciplinary platform. Based in Stockholm they live between Brazil and Sweden collaborating with other artists, researchers, academics and institutions devoted to research and development in the art field.
Choreography & Concept: Leandro Zappala & Anna af Sillén de Mesquita. Performance: Leandro Zappala. Light: Daniel Goody & QUARTO. Sound: Palle Lindqvist. Manager: Koen Vanhove. This project is co-produced by MDT, Inkonst and the Cullberg Ballet and is part of the framework of the “Life Long Burning” programme supported by the Culture 2013-2018 Programme of the European Union and the Cullberg Ballet. Developed in artistic residence at: Uferstudios Berlin (Through The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Dance Artists), MDT Stockholm, Inkonst Malmö and Cullberg Ballet. Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm’s Culture Committee, The Stockholm County Council and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
- Knot body
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