In Edition III – Masquerade, If I Can’t Dance worked together with Suchan Kinoshita on works based on her rotating platform the Inbetweener. As an ’epilogue’ to this collaboration, If I Can’t Dance worked with Kinoshita on the production of three works based on the use of this rotating platform, now on show in the exhibition at the Ludwig Museum. These works are Bloomberg Disco, in which Kinoshita cooperated with employees of the London branche of Bloomberg (first shows in Comma), Pro-Testing a film made on the base of the rotating platform by Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf, and a work-in-progress – presently in the form of a scale model – for which Suchan Kinoshita will collaborate with Matt Mullican.
From Museum Ludwig’s press release:
«Kinoshita’s work is informed by her combined experiences in theatre, music and visual art. In her performances and exhibitions the roles of the performers and spectators shift, prompting participants to question their own positions. This non-hierarchical, open-ended approach is both unsettling and productive; it presumes an interaction between person and thing, an unusual two-way street.
Within the gallery space, Kinoshita will place numerous small and large objects on the floor, tables and shelves. The small, almost delicate Guckies (prepared slide viewers) make the small look monumental and the familiar look strange. The fragile Clocks contain fluids that measure time by different speeds and whose activity depends on the temperature. The unyielding black Isofollies (detritus wrapped in plastic) hide their contents. Filmed performances with a play of light and language use elements that will also be present as stand-alone things: a disco ball and a round, rotating stage.
The exhibition comprises many small presentations that stand by themselves and still come together. A video, a performance, an entrance may always be ‘in ten minutes’, or perhaps it’s already running as anticipation, participation and action merge.»
The Museum Ludwig and Suchan Kinoshita have been awarded the Fine Arts Prize of the Board of Trustees of the Plastics Industry.
The new productions with the Inbetweener were realized with a grant from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture and were produced by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution.