ISABEL LEWIS + LABOUR: EXPANDED VIEWING I + II
GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHT BERLINER
FESTSPIELE GROPIUS BAU
Expanded Viewing I + II (Garden of Earthly Delights)Isabel Lewis and LABOUR
Part 1: Expanded Viewing I (The Garden of Earthly Delights) – duration: 15 minutes
Part 2: Expanded Viewing II (The Garden of Earthly Delights) – continuous
On 4 and 5 May 2019 artist Isabel Lewis presented a new expanded choreographic work made in collaboration with Berlin-based musical entity LABOUR. It took up the dramaturgical structure of Hieronymus Bosch's famous triptych Garden of Earthly Delights, using subtle performance gestures, music, and algorithmic sound compositions to forge a contemporary relation to the painting.
Served as a preview to the exhibition Garden of Earthly Delights (26 July to 1 December 2019), the eponymous painting from the school of Hieronymus Bosch was on display at the Gropius Bau on weekends between 27 April and 19 May 2019.
Giving ghostly presence to the two oak panels of the triptych not on display, visitors were led through a row of empty spaces that become a passage for the attunement of the senses. The unfolding of performance and sound elements activated the architecture of the first floor of Gropius Bau drawing visitors toward the final scene, the reception of the central panel.
Created with support by Jarrett Gregory
Smells by Sissel Tolaas
Production by Tainá Moreno
Scenography by Marcelo Alcaide for A.CO with the support of Courreges
Performers: Antonio Onio, Bráulio Bandeira, Kevin Bonono, Frida Giulia Franceschini and Cesar Queruz on Theorbo