16.01.2018 is a performance by Anne-Clara Stahl and Asher O'Gorman exhibiting collaborative work
within the Arts. It is built up of four compositional elements.
A choreography moved in space, our hands, bodies engaged in the collaborative act of folding paper;
a line composition inscribed into the paper, reflecting moved moments; a textured material sound-scape; an object, also a means of documentation, refocussing through transition from folding towards sculptural spatial forms. All three relate to each other and one cannot exist without the others.
To dialogue with a surface, fold it
To dialogue with a space that you are within,
fold something inside of it.
To dialogue with a material, work on it.
To dialogue with folding, do it with more hands.
To create something in common differs from acting alone. It involves an interchange with one or more persons, their culture, language, working methods, instruments, rituals, forms of discussion and above all, it involves dialogue.
Paper is employed as a collaborator and a tool for memory of movement. The paper retains the exact information given to it, acting as a precise tool for choreo - graphic documentation. We tackle, move and initiate a concrete task of folding lines on a piece of paper. Transferal of information from body to paper, paper to body.
16.01.2018 allows for the viewer to participate in the genesis, process and completion of a collaborative art work. Inviting the question, what is an art work?