Precisely from this particular interest in movement, the video artist, who had already worked with choreographers like Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, asked himself how he could approach the structure of choreography and designed an installation based on portraits of dancers. On the basis of a series of drawings borrowed from Thomas Hauert, Boris Van der Avoort sketched a number of big forms. He filmed choreographies for five dancers in a studio, leaving place for incrustation zones where he made a graphical representation of Hauert’s choreographic forms. In an attempt to get out of that striking graphical spiral, he filmed the dancers in profile – walking and doing other movements. Then, the whole was processed with an animation programme, showing the dancers in slow motion. Other images are inspired by urban graphical design, and show the dancers carrying out diverse rotating movements in the middle of a road. Departing from this multitude of visual forms and choreographic structures, Space In draws a dancing course extremely close to the work and the movement themselves.
Directed by Boris Van der Avoort
With & by Thomas Hauert, Sara Ludi, Mark Lorimer, Pascale Gigon, Mat Voorter
Music Aliocha Van der Avoort