November 18, 2022 16:00
every day free access from h 16:00 to h 21:00, performances: h 16:00 e h 19:00
A gap can be a movement
A gap can be a thought
A gesture can mean many things
With in gaps & patches, Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks bring together improvisation and abstraction in an investigation of the place of the body in public space. In an ongoing sculptural dialogue and search for interaction with the environment, they explore different types of outdoor locations.
Employing their own bodies, textiles, threads and other materials, they measure and produce frames that emphasize specific aspects and scales in a larger landscape, as part of an urban image or in a natural area. By integrating such frameworks or emphases, they highlight alternative readings of the (human) body’s connection to time, space and the environment.
How does the body connect with – or differ from – its surroundings, other bodies, other entities or elements? What does this mean in our present time, which is strongly disorienting and forces us to constantly question our position in and in relation to the world.
How do we think-with, live-with, and be-with our environment?
In Florence, from November 7 to 15, Avdal and Shinozaki explored the space of the Cascine Park together with five performers – Carolina Amoretti, Luisa Cortesi, Valerio Palladino, Stefano Questorio, Oleg Soulimenko – the writer Jesse Poe and the artist Olga Pavlenko. The group was also followed by the videomaker Rebecca Lena and the photographer Giampaolo Becherini who documented the work.
The creative materials and the performances resulting from this workshop phase are presented to the public in the park and at PARC Performing Arts Research Centre, with aim to stimulate potential and alternative readings of the different spaces.
Photogallery of the performances in the Cascine Park
Photogallery of the performances at PARC