- Beauty of Accident
What happens to the body when dealing with an object? Or when an object is imposed on the body? How can movement originate from an object? How to return to the object its subjectivity, once lost, in order for it to become object and serve a logical use? How can the object be redefined? What types of force do these bodies evoke? How can perception be provoked or affected through the manipulation of the object? What is an object? Would an object be the mode of perceiving a body? The mode of perceiving an interested body? There is always a relation of interest between the subject and object. For example, a rope is one thing when used to bind or hold something together, and another thing when used to threaten someone, which then becomes a weapon. So the rope in itself does not exist, but rather a manner of use.
In this piece QUARTO continues their research within an artistic practice allied to philosophy. Two people are attached to a rope, the rope that evidently refers to, but not strictly speaking is, Ariadne’s thread, the safety wire, webs, the thread of destiny, the cord that links us to each other, the thread between life and death. This project is the last part of the trilogy BEAUTY that Quarto initiated in 2009. The research process for Beauty of Accident started in January 2012 in Brazil. It has been produced under a yearlong residence at SITE (production center for performing arts) in Stockholm. In October the process was shared with the public under an artistic residence at The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé’s studio under the International Dance Programme.
- About QUARTO
QUARTO is a Swedish/Brazilian duo founded in 2003 by the director Leandro Zappala and choreographer Anna Mesquita. They invest in a long-term research within interdisciplinary art, deeply rooted in the interaction between theory and practice, together with artists and researchers. Engaged in philosophical questions regarding power relations and body, they seek to generate thought and subjectivity through a radical experience of the body and imagery.
Artistic director: Leandro Zappala. Choreography, concept & performance: Anna Mesquita & Leandro Zappala. Sound design Philippe Boix-Vives. Lighting design: Tobias Hallgren. Philosopher: Fredrika Spindler. Poet: Naima Chahboun. Video: Palle Lindqvist. Graphic design & production: QUARTO. Co-production: SITE, INKONST & MDT. Sponsor: Pille Repmakarn. Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm’s Culture Committee and The International Dance Programme – The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé’s International Programme for Dance Artists.
- Beauty of accident
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