Thursday, May 11, to Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Venue: Celibidacheforum, Gasteig Cultural Center (in front of the main entrance)
"Think before you tape" goes the saying, and indeed it's important where one puts the clear tape, because it's supposed to hold and in particular support. During the entire DANCE festival the object artist, dancer, and choreographer Peter Trosztmer from Montréal spins a sticky net in the space where one can sit, lie, climb, swing back and forth, or even sleep. Every visitor can participate in this art work, which oscillates between architecture, installation, and participative playground. The structure appears to be delicate and has a wondrous beauty – half ice grotto, half jungle. The material is an invitation to sheer endless interventions and sensuous experiences: Whoever applies the tape accepts responsibility for the collective choreography. The tunnels, caves, platforms, and nets made of tape will be constructed into the highest heights, at one time completely in the flow of adhering the tape: "tape without thinking" …
#Boxtape is a project of the artistic team of Peter Trosztmer (choreographer), Jeremy Gordaneer (visual artist) and Thea Patterson (dramaturge). Initial research was done with Elinor Feuter, MC Forté and Sonya Stefan. Since then the work has hosted Emmalie Ruest, Gabriel Painchaud, Nathan Yaffe, Winnie Ho, Karen Fennel, Chi Long, Robin Gauld, Audrée Juteau, Sigrid Patterson, Lois Brown, and Susan Paulson.
Team: Peter Trosztmer, Jeremy Gordaneer, Susan Paulson, and any who come to contribute
Production: Harvey Lev of Main & Station; the Canada Council for the Arts; Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Supported by the Representation of the Government of Québec