So Here we Are
an installation for the contemporary dance company Conny Janssen Danst
in the Van Nelle Fabriek Rotterdam
The installation, created especially for this project, marks the transition area between outside (the city) and inside (the dance floor).
The audience walks through a spatial construction of painted, semi-transparent canvases.
Shadows of spectators merge with painted human figures through the use of light.
The figures on the canvases seem to be involved in a fierce battle; both with themselves and each other, and with the painted environment in which they find themselves mirrored.
The painting is a choreography that has solidified over time.
The painting is made up of human figures that have been taken from observations during rehearsals by Conny Janssen Danst. All kinds of movements that can be seen in the periphery of the incipient rehearsal process, were forged into a baroque composition.
commissioned by contemporary dance company Conny Janssen Danst_Rotterdam_NL
9 panels hand painted on both sides
size 740 cm x 200 cm
height: 370 cm