The work RECESS, a collaboration between choreographer Jonah Bokaer and artist/architect Daniel Arsham is a constantly evolving and fluid dialogue between the two, exploring movement, representation, temporality, memory, and space. While never the same performance from venue to venue, each iteration of RECESS looks at the historical work of art, dance and architecture through the combined solo and collaborated work of Bokaer and Arsham. Through conversation, video, and performance, ideas and statements are built upon utilizing still and moving images of both artists’ work, as well as each of them explicitly and implicitly performing for the audience. With measured movements, intentional ellipses, improvisational performativity, the artists seek to engage the audience into a deeper relationship than that of either a strict performance or lecture.
Commission: Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
Duration: 30 Minutes
Jonah Bokaer: Performance / Design / Choreography
Daniel Arsham: Performance / Design / Visuals