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Gabriella Daris + Gustav Metzger DANCING TUBES INTERVENTIONS

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Gabriella Daris + Gustav Metzger DANCING TUBES INTERVENTIONS

Time: May 18, 2015 at 10am to June 8, 2015 at 10pm
Location: Santozeum Museum
Street: Agiou Mina
City/Town: Thira, Santorini
Website or Map: http://www.santozeum.com
Phone: +306939763399
Event Type: symposium, exhibition, dance, performance, talk, laboratory
Organized By: Santozeum Museum & Performance Studies international
Latest Activity: May 4, 2015

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Event Description

Aural Lighthouses Symposium & Exhibition at Santozeum Museum, in association with Performance Studies international presents,


by Gabriella Daris and Gustav Metzger 

Dancing Tubes Interventions is a respiratory kinetic installation that bridges the conceptual ideas of two artists. It consists of Gustav Metzger’s Dancing Tubes (1968/2014) and two interventions by Gabriella Daris (2014/2015): (a) addition: live dancing within the installation and (b) reduction: the veiling of the sound source. Using Pythagoras’ acousmatic technique, Gabriella Daris focuses on the effect that the pressured air and its sound has upon the hyper-objects of the tubes and upon the dancer; a conflation of human and mechanized dance ensemble that raises enquiry in the audience as to both the sound source and its ontological register as well as its allusive echo.  Manipulated by atmospheric pressure, her ethereal body is in constant strife to dance in harmony with the unpredicted frenetic dancing of two tubes that hang from the ceiling and are connected to an air compressor; set on a timer, it activates them for one-minute long with a ten-minute interval of silence and stillness. The sound score is here part of the repertoire recalling the violent force of the element of air, the art of respiration towards the inevitable death rattle and the system of autopoiesis. Dancing Tubes Interventionsexplores the poetics of liminal space and sound by dancing in-between. Text  ©  2015 Gabriella Daris


Symposium 18 MAY – 23 MAY 2015

Exhibition 18 MAY – 8 JUNE 2015

Dance Performance 19 MAY 2015 | 5-8 PM

Artist Talk 19 MAY 2015 | 8-9 PM

Laboratory 20 MAY 2015 | 7-10PM

On May 19th Gabriella Daris will dance live with the tubes over the course of three hours. This will be followed by an artist talk in which she will explore Gustav Metzger’s notion of Auto-Creative Art and Auto-Destructive Art, her dramaturgical approach to deconstructing his writings (1959-1999) as well as her ambiguous application of the Pythagorean Veil.

On May 20th Gabriella Daris will lead a laboratory inviting the audience not only to interact with the installation but to also experiment with different notions of seeing, hearing, and of hearing unseen sounds as they are made visible, challenging their psychophysical situation by means of exploring the implementation of destruction by the natural element of air to a level of fetishization and in reach of transcendence. Experimental artist Julian Hand will perform live light projections using watercolors on slides, creating a lava-like environment that recalls Gustav Metzger’s Liquid Crystal Environment (1965).


Dancing Tubes Interventions


Direction and Dramaturgy: Gabriella Daris

Installation: Gustav Metzger

Dancing and Veiling Interventions: Gabriella Daris

Concept of Dancing Tubes © 1968 Gustav Metzger + Concept of Interventions © 2014 Gabriella Daris =

Dancing Tubes Interventions © 2015 Gabriella Daris and Gustav Metzger

Produced by Square Knot with kind support from Santozeum museum.

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