Sculpture Lessons - Zooliths

[ 2016 ]

with performance by Marcela Reichelt


Sculpture Lessons: Zooliths _ Video / 13:10 min. (2016)

Is it possible to transpose an image into a movement?
How could an image be translated to a minimal gesture (even before the movement take place)?
How can we perceive the thought in our bodies?
How come an image could reverberate in the dancer’s body?

A series of photographs depicting the Zooliths is presented to a dancer for the first time, while she was asked to perform a series of movements pursuing to transpose these images into physical movements.

Zooliths are archeological objects dating approximately 5500 B.C., usually found in the southern Brazilian coast. When Zooliths is displaced from its original context of archeological artifacts, it can be seen as sculptures with modern characteristics.
In Sculpture Lessons: Zooliths a video register this encounter between the dancer Marcela Reichelt and photographs of Zooliths sculptures taken by Marina Camargo. Her gestures clarify the different natures of representation, pushing the boundaries between image and gesture, sculpture and moving image.

Special thanks to Marcela Reichelt.