“Statolit” is an installation and performance for three dancers that will be performed several times throughout the exhibition period. “Statolit” is shown here as a counterpart to the exhibition “Lars Englund – Under Construction”. A dialogue across generations is established in the museum between different artists with an interest in movement and balance.
“Statolit” was first performed in 2018 at Galleri Mejan in Stockholm and is included in the collection of Moderna Museet. Adèle Essle Zeiss makes use of simple materials—three long wooden planks placed horizontally in the space, a sack of cement strapped to one end of each. On the other end of each plank sits a dancer whose body is balanced by the counterweight of the sack. Any little movement changes the elevation of the plank, setting it in motion. A dialogue across generations is established in the museum between different artists with an interest in movement and balance.
Adèle Essle Zeiss poses the question “Where do we perceive the border to be between movement and stillness?” She goes on to describe the work: “The dancers are assigned to sit still, but every now and then to perform a controlled, collective movement upward or downward. The planks serve as amplifiers. They enlarge small movements of the dancers’ bodies and transmit them out into the space.” A documentation will complement the installation when the dancers are not present. The installation and documentation will be on view during the entire exhibition period.
Saturday 3. June at 12-16
The event can be experienced without language skills
Registration not required
Free after bought entry ticket
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Moderna Museet Malmö
Ola Billgrens plats 2-4
SE-211 29 Malmö
Level-free access – yes
Handicap toilet – yes
Free for companion – yes