Opening Night with an Introduction by Heinrich Dietz
Fri, 16 Feb 2024, 7:30 pm
How do body movements and gestures function as codes we use as a matter of course? How do they structure body images and interpersonal relationships, as well as collective behaviour and social spaces? What role do processes of imitation, empathy and assimilation, or repetition and appropriation, play in this context? What bodily reactions does being imitated produce? In her performance and exhibition MIMETIC BODIES, visual artist and choreographer Lena Grossmann explores collective, everyday body language. Her interest lies in physical gestures, their interpretations and how they relate to one another.
Image: Lena Grossmann, MIMETIC BODIES, Performance, Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich, 2022, © Lena Grossmann / VG Bild-Kunst Photo: Linus Schuierer
The project is supported and made possible by the Office of Culture of the City of Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT) with funds from the Bavarian Ministry of Science and Art, the Erwin and Gisela von Steiner-Stiftung Munich and the LBBW-Stiftung.