Nir de Volff (choreography), Moran Sanderovich (visual arts) and potsdamer particitpants present the results of their research project The Beauty of a Bloody Mess. Wounds, traumas, emotions and organs form the basis of a creative process in which the hidden is brought to light.
To what extent can physical manipulation and somatic practice open pathways into physical and mental zones in which it is possible to transform pain into power? How can body transformations and bodywork evolve into empowerment? How can we expand our perception of beauty?
With Moran Sanderovich, the participants created their own costumes, prosthetics, and body manipulations. The visual artist uses silicone, fabric, industrial waste and toys, organic objects such as bones and hair, latex and other found objects in her work. Nir de Volff shares a somatic practice that connects mind and body through breath brings up individual energy and movement. Both approaches intertwine into a physical-performative space.
The results of the work are presented as part of the exhibition FIGUR---GRUND II at Kunstverein KunstHaus.
Nir de Volff (ISR/DE) is a choreographer, performer and the artistic director of the Berlin company TOTAL BRUTAL.De Volff creates nationally and internationally social-political dance projects. He teaches a movement practice called BBM - Breathing Bodies Movement, which leads body to connect between three elements: nervous system, respiratory system and spirit. In Summer 2021, his piece JOY (trailer), for the Forward dance Company(Leipzig), premiered, in which dancers with non-normative and normative dance equally.
Moran Sanderovich (ISR/DE) is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work spans various media including performance, sculpture and installation. Her sculptures are either stand-alone artworks and installations, or carry material as prosthetics and transform her body. Sanderovich's works seek new ways to challenge perceptions of the human body and are highly complex, combining different materials with great attention to detail. More about Moran's work in the following TV show of the 30.10.21
Yaniv Schonfeld (ISR) is an interdisciplinary artist working with sound and stage. He uses the discipline of theater, its philosophies and theories, as a basis for creating narrative and conceptual musical performances that are neither concerts nor music theater in the traditional sense. Yaniv's practice focuses heavily on the building of and use of self-constructed instruments which are treated as objects that can be actuated on a stage.
In Parallel since 2017 Yaniv's practice is focusing on teaching groups about art, technology, diy, performance art and the relationship between Technology, Art and Physical Action. yanschon.weebly.com