Director & Choreographer: Jadd Tank
In collaboration with: Dancers & Visual Artists
Format: Arena style staging.
Runtime: 60 minutes.
Performers: 1-4 dancers, 4 visual artists.
Location: Theaters, galleries, site specific.
> Errors are errors only if unintended. But even the unintended can be received by the viewer as being ‘with purpose’. So the saying is true, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We come in direct contact with art and our experience is a personal matter - The art & the subject. But what happens when the viewer is once removed, no longer necessarily in direct relation to the art, rather to another subject who forms the parent relationship (that of the art & the subject). Does the art shift? Is there an element of voyeurism? What becomes of the viewer when they are asked to watch another viewer’s interpretation of the art?
P.O.V summons in us an experience of interpretation, where the dancer, visual artist and audience enter together into a grey area, void of definitive meaning and full of infinite wonder. Throughout the performance, four visual artists engage in their personal renderings of the dance beheld in front of them, put onto paper by means of their preferred tool. By exposing the process of creation, P.O.V suggests that the conversation between artist and subject is uncomfortably dynamic, where nothing is finite and every interpretation is both valid and invalid simultaneously.
The performance is followed immediately by an exhibition of the art created by the visual artists during the performance. The art is available for purchase upon the discretion of the artists.
> Citerne Beirut, Lebanon. July 2019 Premiere. Premiere in collaboration with Citerne Beirut, Lebanese Talents, Ghassan Ouais. Featuring Mia Habis, Simon Mhanna, Lea Bou Habib, Petram Chalach, Ghassan Ouais, Jadd Tank.
Interested in setting P.O.V in your theater or gallery? Contact me!