Residency for Ligia Lewis
The Prix Jardin d’Europe laureate 2015 Ligia Lewis received an artistic residency.
She worked from 31 July to 15 August 2016 together with her collaborators Jonathan Gonzales and Hector Thami Manekehla on her production “minor matter“: Two discursive apparatuses are at play—blackness and the spectacle. The work unfolds multi-directionally, creating a poetics of dissonance from which questions of re-presentation, presentation, abstraction, and the limits of signification emerge. Throughout the choreography the performers push their bodies against the boundaries of the stage, while simultaneously illustrating a humble relationship between their bodies and the space that encapsulates it. The performers get exhausted as their bodies strip the stage of its formal mystique to approach its matter—black. “minor matter” has been awarded with the Bessie Award 2017 in the category “outstanding production”.
31.07.16 - 15.08.16
Vienna, ImPulsTanz Festival