art rotterdam intersections
swinging sleeve ruta butkute
8 February 2017 - 12 February 2017
During Art Rotterdam Intersections BRADWOLFF PROJECTS will present ‘Swinging Sleeve’ from 8th to the 12th of February 2017. It is a performative installation by Ruta Butkute. The platform chose this project because of the artist’s emphasis on research; this approach brought her new insights.
In ‘Swinging Sleeve’ two performers undergo an intuitive physical experiment where an exchange takes place between the objectified body and the animated object. The relationship between the physical form of the installation and the performers’ body movements will be explored through their dynamics. The objects have different functions and become detached from their original use. Through simple movements, the artist aims to question the specific qualities of materials, such as weight, size, mass and gravity. The sculpture gives the impression that it has a functional origin. When via performance the traces of its use can be seen, the question then arises how can the installations be used.
The construction is based on the traditional Japanese tatami floor mats; they adapt to the space they occupy in number and form. Thus the sculpture will take on very different constellations: forms and star signs after the performance is finished. Tatami originally means “to fold” or “to stack.” These characteristics are reflected in the presentations. A video recording of the performance will be projected during the exhibition.
The installation ‘Swinging Sleeve’ can also be seen at Bradwolff Projects in Amsterdam
from March 5th until the 2nd of April 2017.
Ruta Butkute [1984, Kaunas, Lithuania] studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She has exhibited at Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Kaaistudios, Brussels; Rietveld House Cordemeyer, Apeldoorn and Teruhiro Yanagihara Gallery, Osaka, Japan. She has participated in several residencies including: Summer Coaching Program, Rosas P.A.R.T.S in Brussels and Arita Residency in Japan.
Times performance ‘Swinging Sleeve’
8th february 13:00
9th february 14:30
10th february 17:00
11th february 15:00
12th february 14:00
Credits Performers Roos van Berkel and Tashi Iwaoka
Thanks to Daniel de Roo and Sara Lot van Uum
Made possible by Mondriaan, AFK, BRADWOLFF PROJECTS, Budweiser Budvar
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