This piece – two bodies captured in 1000 meters of black rope – is unfolding from previous performance KNOT BODY. The work is navigating the transitional space that is trespassing the object/subject divide through an ongoing metamorphoses of a massive black thread: a pile of it becomes a lasso, a whip, a snake, and then a huge knot, a multidimensional pattern, an accidental spatial ornament, a labyrinth, a sprawling mass entwining, hiding, revealing, becoming the bodies that it connects and divides. In the process, gaps in-between conventional binaries of gender (male/female) and substance (presence/absence) are revealed and inhabited. The blackness of the rope in the obscurity of the space in contrast to the skin of the naked bodies is invoking an animistic ritual, which seems to imbue a utilitarian object with movement energy, awakening its own inner life.
THISENTANGLEMENT is an independent continuation of QUARTO’s performances Knot Body, Beauty of Accident and Durational Rope. Each part in the ROPE series deals with the 1000-metre-long rope in distinct ways. Beauty of Accident, the first part of the series, explored the rope’s flux and continuous movement; it unfolded into a durational piece (Durational Rope) and video piece (ROPE#1). In the second part, Knot body, the stage performance deals with the rope as a knot/mass/body and has also unfolded into a video piece (ROPE#2) leading us to the current piece THISENTANGLEMENT.
- Tickets & info
The performance will take place at Moderna Museet on Skeppsholmen. Free entry.29th September: 18:00-20:0030th September: 16:00-18:001st October: 16:00-18:00
Please see www.modernamuseet.se for more info.
- About QUARTO
The performance-duo QUARTO consists of Anna af Sillén de Mesquita and Leandro Zappala. They are developing bodies of work that are emerging in a series of long-term interdisciplinary research. Since 2003 they have created 3 series in 3 parts: WIP, BEAUTY och ROPE. THISENTANGLEMENT is the second part in the current ROPE series.
Anna af Sillén de Mesquita and Leandro Zappala live and work between two different cultures, the Brazilian and the Swedish. The life between two distinct continents characterizes their work and provides constant challenges. Their work has been shown internationally at museums, in different venues and galleries throughout the world, for instance in Amsterdam, Moscow, Berlin, Beirut, Düsseldorf, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Copenhagen, Oslo, Porto, Krems and Belgrade.
Choreography, Concept & Performance: QUARTO (Anna af Sillén de Mesquita and Leandro Zappala). Dramaturg: Igor Dobricic. Curator: Camilla Carlberg, Moderna Museet. Distribution: Koen Vanhove & Julia Asperska from Key Performance. Co-produced by Moderna Museet and MDT. Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm’s Culture Committee, The Stockholm County Council and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.