Functions and Fictions & Be my Muse
17 September 2016

Moriah Evans and Alvaro Urbano present works in progress at the Villa Empain developed during their Inhabitation residency over the course of the past month.

 

Urbano’s Functions and Fictions will animate the Villa Empain–shifting perspectives on the built environment through replicating architectural elements of the Villa. He will destabilize the functionality and space-time relations of the architectural program to create a fictional landscape and portal to the imaginative.

From 2 pm to 5 pm.

 

In Be my Muse, Evans will occupy various rooms at the Villa with a cycle of 49-minute performances commencing at the start of each hour. Evans will expose her process to a series of interventions and opinions from the public to produce an open choreographic system modulated through time and intimate yet momentary exchanges. The construction of a solo performance is examined whilst expressions of power, control, dominance, submission and the authority of the author are in a perpetual state of redefinition.

Hourly, from 11 am to 6 pm.

 

Moriah Evans  

Moriah Evans is a choreographer based in New York. Her compositions are processed not by form but by a procedure, insisting on the value of bodies in motion and relation. Her choreographic work has been presented by the Kitchen, MoMA/PS1, Danspace Project, Issue Project Room, Judson Church, AUNTS, American Realness, BAX, New York Live Arts, The New Museum, The Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, CalIT2, and internationally at Kampnagel, Theatre de l’Usine, and CDC Atelier de Paris. In 2015, she received a Bessie award nomination for Emerging Choreographer. She is a graduate with honors of Wellesley College with a B.A. in Art History and English Literature and did her PhD studies in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Movement Research Performance Journal and has been involved with the publication since 2009. During her 2011-2013 residency at Movement Research, she initiated The Bureau for the Future of Choreography–a collective apparatus involved in research processes and practices to investigate participatory images of performance and systems of choreography. In her recent diptych, Social Dance 1-8: Index and Social Dance 9-12: Encounter, Evans considers how we dance together and engage social relationships through the choreographic pathways of dancing and witnessing within the performative event–interrogating dance history as well as the exhibitionism inherent to performance

Alvaro Urbano
Alvaro Urbano (*1983 Madrid) is an artist based in Berlin. Urbano works with different media, from spatial installations and film to performance. After his degree at the Architecture School in Madrid, he completed his studies at the Institut für Raumexperimente (Professor Olafur Eliasson) Universität der Künste in Berlin. Urbano’s practice unfolds through an experimental process by creating synergies between living entities and dynamic structures, scripting time-space based situations with a strong interest in heterotopias, architecture and fiction. His solo projects and exhibitions include: Dead Men Tell no Tales at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2016); More than Real at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (2015); The Ghost and the Host at Pavillon Social Kunstverein, Lucca (2014); Utopias are for Birds at Chert Gallery, Berlin (2012). Group exhibitions include: Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (2016); Art and Nature: Walking with Senses, Merano (2016); SUPERSUPERSTUDIO, PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2016); ALPINA HUUS at Schinkel Pavillon (2015); WLGTDWI at S.A.L.T.S Basel (2015); Trouble in Paradise at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2015); Future Nows at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2014). In 2014 Urbano received the Villa Romana Prize.

Functions and Fictions & Be My muse
17 September 2016
Hourly, from 11 am to 6 pm

 

Moriah Evans and Alvaro Urbano present works in progress at the Villa Empain developed during their Inhabitation residency over the course of the past month.

Urbano’s Functions and Fictions will animate the Villa Empain–shifting perspectives on the built environment through replicating architectural elements of the Villa. He will destabilize the functionality and space-time relations of the architectural program to create a fictional landscape and portal to the imaginative.

In Be my Muse, Evans will occupy various rooms at the Villa with a cycle of 49-minute performances commencing at the start of each hour. Evans will expose her process to a series of interventions and opinions from the public to produce an open choreographic system modulated through time and intimate yet momentary exchanges. The construction of a solo performance is examined whilst expressions of power, control, dominance, submission and the authority of the author are in a perpetual state of redefinition.

 

Moriah Evans  

Moriah Evans is a choreographer based in New York. Her compositions are processed not by form but by a procedure, insisting on the value of bodies in motion and relation. Her choreographic work has been presented by the Kitchen, MoMA/PS1, Danspace Project, Issue Project Room, Judson Church, AUNTS, American Realness, BAX, New York Live Arts, The New Museum, The Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, CalIT2, and internationally at Kampnagel, Theatre de l’Usine, and CDC Atelier de Paris. In 2015, she received a Bessie award nomination for Emerging Choreographer. She is a graduate with honors of Wellesley College with a B.A. in Art History and English Literature and did her PhD studies in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Movement Research Performance Journal and has been involved with the publication since 2009. During her 2011-2013 residency at Movement Research, she initiated The Bureau for the Future of Choreography–a collective apparatus involved in research processes and practices to investigate participatory images of performance and systems of choreography. In her recent diptych, Social Dance 1-8: Index and Social Dance 9-12: Encounter, Evans considers how we dance together and engage social relationships through the choreographic pathways of dancing and witnessing within the performative event–interrogating dance history as well as the exhibitionism inherent to performance

Alvaro Urbano
Alvaro Urbano (*1983 Madrid) is an artist based in Berlin. Urbano works with different media, from spatial installations and film to performance. After his degree at the Architecture School in Madrid, he completed his studies at the Institut für Raumexperimente (Professor Olafur Eliasson) Universität der Künste in Berlin. Urbano’s practice unfolds through an experimental process by creating synergies between living entities and dynamic structures, scripting time-space based situations with a strong interest in heterotopias, architecture and fiction. His solo projects and exhibitions include: Dead Men Tell no Tales at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2016); More than Real at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (2015); The Ghost and the Host at Pavillon Social Kunstverein, Lucca (2014); Utopias are for Birds at Chert Gallery, Berlin (2012). Group exhibitions include: Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (2016); Art and Nature: Walking with Senses, Merano (2016); SUPERSUPERSTUDIO, PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2016); ALPINA HUUS at Schinkel Pavillon (2015); WLGTDWI at S.A.L.T.S Basel (2015); Trouble in Paradise at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2015); Future Nows at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2014). In 2014 Urbano received the Villa Romana Prize.

BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION – VILLA EMPAIN
Centre for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
B – 1050 Brussels

 

Information

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T. +32 2 627 52 30

 

Price: 10€
Members of the Circle of the Villa: free
Visitors under the age of 26: 4€