Paradance is a piece of passages. The installation work carefully explores the subtle transitions between practice and passivity, between action and devotion. The walk-in space invites its guests to linger on these thresholds and discover a wealth of movement in stillness. From these, para-dances emerge: They are diverse, imaginary and shared between bodies, human and more than human. The movements of these dances are invisible: be it because they take place inside an open body, because their slowness escapes perception, because they have their place between the bodies, because they are minor gestures or because they create waves too vast for the eye. In the encounter with a book, objects and visitors with whom the space is shared, the work suggests rituals and practices, as well as everyday scores of coping, in order to open and keep open the body for the movements of the world and one’s own being moved and getting moved in it.
28.08. 16.00 – 21.00 OSTHANG, Darmstadt
29.08. 16.00 – 21.00 OSTHANG, Darmstadt
30.08. 16.00 – 21.00 OSTHANG, Darmstadt
04.09. 16.00 – 21.00 Hauptbahnhof, Offenbach
05.09. 16.00 – 21.00 Hauptbahnhof, Offenbach
06.09 16.00 – 21.00 Hauptbahnhof, Offenbach
Idea and text: Frida Laux
Space: Frida Laux und Filomena Krause
Objects: Filomena Krause
Book design: Deniz Aksoy
Dramaturgical support: Carolina Mendonça & Ida Daniel
With texts by Katye Coe & Ana Dubljević
Blurb: Joshua Wicke
Frida Laux works on fictions of the somatic. Her artistic approach is characterized by an interest in alternative forms of knowledge and the deconstruction of normative knowledge hierarchies. She studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts and at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen and works as a freelance artist and mediator.