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  • 08 Nov 2023 - 18 Dec 202310:00 AM - 08:00 PM
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William Forsythe (*1949, New York) has been active in the field of choreography for over 50 years. His work is acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st-century art form.

The exhibition consists of an interactive installation titled Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No. 2 and two video installations titled Solo & Antipodes I/II.

Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No. 2 preserves and privileges two central interests in Forsythe's work: Counterpoint and unconscious choreographic competence induced by choreographic situations. Suspended from automated grids, hundreds of pendulums are activated to initiate a sweeping eleven-part counterpoint of tempi, spatial juxtaposition, and gradients of centrifugal force, offering the spectator a constantly morphing labyrinth of significant complexity. The spectators are free to attempt navigation in this statistically unpredictable environment but are requested to avoid coming in contact with any of the swinging pendulums. This task, which automatically initiates and alerts the spectator’s innate predictive faculties, produces a lively choreography of manifold and intricate avoidance strategies.

Solo (Video Installation)
A performance for the camera by choreographer William Forsythe. Set to a score of ambient sound and composition by Thom Willems, close-ups and rapid cuts of Forsythe‘s twisting body contrast with overhead shots that capture his movements across a starkly lit stage.

Antipodes I/II (Video Installation)
Composed of two films. Shown opposite each other, the films comprise a study of the belief in physical reality as a product of cognitive habit and not a logic-based process.

Important notes:
The Exhibition can be booked through time slots of every 60 minutes. 25 person maximum per time slot.
Admission is free for school groups, advance booking is required. Kindly contact the FOH team prior your visit to book your slot: or call 026575920.



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