The Salon-Conversation “Cinematic Space and Choreographic Time” gathers the world-renown architectural theorists, Sanford Kwinter and Mark Wigley, the philosopher and curator, Daniel Birnbaum, who directed the 53rd Biennale in 2009, and the internationally acclaimed choreographer, William Forsythe, who premiers a new acoustic performance within the scope of the opening of the German Pavilion.
“Cinematic Space and Choreographic Time” will address different contemporary approaches to the time-space complex, movement, lightness and mass and what it might mean to animate space and our inhabitation of it. The talk poses fundamental and critical questions to our understanding and experience of space and time in the context of architecture and the arts - first and foremost dance. Driven by disciplinary interests, the talk will attempt to establish a conceptual and theoretical basis that reflects specifically on similarities and differences between the disciplines.
The idea for this salon talk originated with the project “Garden State”, which the dance company MAMAZA developed in collaboration with students from the Städelschule Architecture Class at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt in January 2014. “Garden State” will be installed in Venice in October 2014 as part of PERFORMING ARCHITECTURE, a programme of the Goethe-Institut.
SAC – Städelschule Architecture Class