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(1) Perspectives on a dance in Sol Le Witt's 'Bars of Color within Squares’ (MIT) 2010-2011, 2011




(1) Perspectives on a dance in Sol Le Witt's 'Bars of Color within Squares’ (MIT) is one of two still-image prints created from a performance piece and video installation I choreographed and produced in 2010/2011. The performance was inspired by Lucinda Childs’ seminal collaboration with Sol le Witt and Phillip Glass entitled “Dance”. My piece re-visited key elements of that remarkable minimalist collaboration – building a performance work that involved the viewer’s own choices, physical movements and changing perspective on site to construct the performance experience. The dance performance, and video installation that resulted, produced a kind of moving painting: blending bird's eye perspective, foreshortening and geometric patterns of the dancing body through space – to create symmetries, chance formations and flow. My piece was performed at MIT on the polychrome, terrazzo floor that Sol Le Witt created – and which was the last commission he completed (2007) before he died. His brightly colored, geometric squares cover 5,500 feet around MIT’s Physics Department, and are composed of chips of recycled glass suspended in specifically colored epoxy-resins that create highly luminous colors and the illusion of volumes on a flat surface. The Sol Le Witt estate kindly gave me permission to make the work on it, create the two prints and my dual channel video installation from the live performance. Further Notes: Lucinda Childs, Dance: Nell Breyer, Movement Research Interview: Sol Le Witt, 'Bars of Color within Squares’ (MIT) This work is a multi-print edition and can be bought as part of a diptych.

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film and video | photography | painting


16.00 x 28.00 x 1.00 in | 40.64 x 71.12 x 2.54 cm

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