You are cordially invited to the studio presentation Moving Landscape, on August 25, 2017 at 8 PM at artist-in-residence Cloud Danslab Den Haag.
Location: Cloud Danslab Den Haag, DCR – De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b 2518 RA Den Haag
Moving landscape unfolds as a multidisciplinary research on the concept of landscape in performance art. Artist Ronald Bal transforms Cloud Danslab into a hybrid place, where performers from different disciplines (dance, circus, and visual arts), explore embodied responses to the imagination of the concept landscape. This results in a performance installation with a sculptural and abstract dance that relate to the paintings of Mondrian.
In Moving Landscape, Bal sharpens the relationship between painting and performance art, the figurative and the abstract, manipulation and nature. By emphasizing the sensory and imaginary conditions of the painter Mondrian, a playing field arises for an encounter between different artistic disciplines.
The presentation of Moving Landscape is the first result of Bal’s research on the concept of landscape and will be developed further in the coming months into a performance-installation.
Reflecting on the ‘performative body’ Ronald Bal works with words, time and body movement. In 4bid Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ronald will perform the performance ‘Reflex’ showing a body in three repetitive stages, sanding, walking and running, in varied tempos and rhythms. The scenography was a screenplay showing words and time. The words change every thirty seconds so the reader could interpret word and action, and make short sentences over time.
The screenplay shows 40 words, often used as directions in a rehearsal,that provoke the body directly. The words repeat every 20 minutes showing a different reading related to the body.
Bal examines how the digital world affects our bodies, and by extension, how the digital world determines time, place and space. The digital world has become part of our ‘natural’ habitus and thus gives rise to new forms of perception and identity. We have all become cyborgs as Donna Haraway famously claimed. The concepts interiority and exteriority are central in this study. Interior: body, individual, mind and state of being. Exterior: public space, language and society. The project consists of short films and live performances, which are connected to each other by a narrative structure. Pulse | Motion Pictures is part of his research project Pulse.
Pulse is has been selected as winner of LISFE Art competition 2016. As part of the festival I perform Pulse | Multiplicity. Leiden International Short Film Experience 8th edition is on April 29-30th. Program: LISFE 2016
Title: Pulse | Multiplicity
In my research project ‘Pulse’ I examine how the digital world affects our bodies. The project consist of short films and live performances that are connected to each other by a narrative structure. The film/performance I show is specially made for LISFE 2016. More information: LISFE 2016 and Ronald Bal