Beneath

Beneath

Beneath inverts the relationship to bodies that Carl Andre proposed with his floor-bound works—the invitation to walk on top of them. In performance, a single dancer moves herself under each panel, gradually raising and lowering them from horizontal to vertical and back. What may lie beneath the ground of these works?

 

Photo of work by Carl Andre, copyright Phaidon, and choreographic diagram.

Photo of work by Carl Andre, copyright Phaidon, and choreographic diagram.