Of Serra (to movement)

Of Serra (to movement)

Of Serra begins with the forms of Richard Serra’s iconic Prop sculptures—steel plates and rods precariously balanced between walls and floor. The performance makes a substitution of materials—replacing steel forms with human bodies—bringing forward the experience of time, physical effort, and direct, bodily encounter that were essential, but often less observed, elements in Serra’s works. The performance work is a collection of durational solos spread throughout an institutional space that map “the forces of gravity, weight, and motion” from object onto the human body. [1]

 

[1] Whitney Museum collection text. http://whitney.org/WatchAndListen/Artists?context=&context_id=&play_id=1150

 choreographic diagram and photo of Richard Serra's Prop, Whitney Museum collection

choreographic diagram and photo of Richard Serra's Prop, Whitney Museum collection