JRarranges dancers for new york city ballet art series
for the 2014 new york city ballet art series, french artist JR has worked with dancers, performers and paper in the creation of series of posters and floor-bound installations that will be installed throughout the renowned manhattan theater space. maneuvering the dancers’ bodies in intricate and abstract arrangements and simultaneously wrapping them around huge sheets of crimped white paper, JR creates the massive image of an eye photographed from above. each flexible human anatomy comprises a portion of the overall design — folded females form the crease, and a series of bodies circumventing a ring become the multi-layered likeness of an iris. the large-scale works will be on view at three special performances continuing on february 7th and february 13th, 2014.
DAYDREAM is an audiovisual installation that generates space distortions. Relationship between space and time, accelerations, contractions, shifts and metamorphosis have been the lexical field of the project. This installation aimed at establishing a physical connection between the virtual space and the real space, blurring the limits and submerging the audience into a short detachment from reality. Lights generate abstract spaces while sounds define the echoes of virtual spaces. Daydream is an invitation to contemplation. The frontality of the installation leads the visitors to a passive position. (via)