This exhibition lies at the intersection of design, art, and movement. A series of Blaisse’s flexible bamboo structures and a video projection explore the ability of her forms to act as critical elements which animate the body and space. The artist Maria Blaisse’s bamboo forms are costume and sculpture, expanding, contracting, bouncing, and shifting during improvisations and performances. Strong yet delicate, their form is driven by sensitive material research and Blaisse’s masterful understanding of form.
Parsons The New School for Design fellowship students (Nicolas Trujillo, Elizabeth Parker, Santiago Perazza and Laura Jane Kenny) collaborated with exhibition designer Mikaël Baillairgé in the design and installation of the exhibition. The fellowship program was developed by Parsons The New School for Design in collaboration with the Centre International de Recherche et d’Éducation Culturelle et Agricole (CIRECA). This exhibition was supported by DRAC Poitou-Charente.