The Fundació Mies van der Rohe joins, with LOOP Barcelona, the Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration with an exhibition of his video works at Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.
Film and video offered Cunningham new ways to explore movement, as well as a different perspective on the anatomy of his dancers. Cunningham considered film one of the four events that led to large discoveries over his six-decade career as a choreographer.
This intervention, curated by Xavier Acarín and Trevor Carlson, transforms the ceiling, walls and glass into the support of simultaneous projections. The selection features work that Cunningham made over forty years, developed in collaboration with artists such as John Cage, David Tudor, Robert Rauschenberg and Charles Atlas and testimony to their common interest in space and technology.
Among the films presented is Assemblage, a recently re-released piece shot in 1968 in San Francisco. The exhibition also includes Cunningham classics such as Merce by Merce by Paik, Westbeth and Channels/Inserts.
Cage – Cunningham event
17 November 18.30
Projection of Interscape with Four by John Cage played by BCN216 Quartet: Elena Rey, violin; Bernat Prat, violin; Jonathan Brown, viola and Erica Wise, cello.
Projection of Eyespace20 with music by Mikel Rouse, that you can download here and using this password – eyeSpace1