The visual art component of Becoming – Corpus features re-purposed historical fragments of earlier iterative processes as well as leftover detritus of the creative process. Photographed bodies are printed onto latex skins from previous works by Garnica and Moriya. The skins are beheaded, on display not far from sculptures of the dancers’ heads, maybe in souvenir to a whole body. Other objects included are molds of Garnica and Moriya’s whole bodies entangled in string, appearing to hover in the air but also to anchor one’s vision. They use tension and suspension to conflate a sense of expansion and collapse of space. The same sense of dislocated space echoes the derangement of order in the choreography of Becoming – Corpus. The exhibition runs concurrently with the Becoming – Corpus stage production, functioning as both an independent exhibition and a complementary component of the project.
Other pieces in THE BECOMING SERIES [link to BECOMING SERIES TAG]
IMAGE CREDIT: Photo Documentation: Shige Moriya
2013 United States, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Fisher Sharp Lobby