surface(ing) – posture(ing) ::::::::: with Martín Lanz Landázuri and William „Bilwa“ Costa
Wednesday 24 May from 12-6 pm (all are welcome at any time)
surface(ing) – posture(ing) is a movement research session/workshop based on two scores/techniques for finding postures and developing these postures into movement. surface(ing) draws from the space itself, finding and embodying postures inspired by the architectural elements of Grüntaler9 and perhaps its surroundings.
posture(ing) draws from the incidental postures in which one slips while engaged in long discussions. Participants rotate between engaging in a group discussion (incidentally creating postures) and silently cultivating postures from those speaking.
All are welcome to participate and to witness.
surface(ing) – posture(ing) is open to anyone who is interested in body- based performance. There is no set fee, but donations are welcome. Please register in advance: williambilwacosta (at) gmail (dot) com
We will begin with a warm-up led by Martín, after which he and Bilwa will introduce the the scores. Throughout the session, we will find individual ways of interpreting and realizing the two ideas. Participants will rotate in proposing and introducing new ideas and/or combinations that emerge during the session.
The session will culminate in a one-hour group realization of a score created by the group, probably from 17-18h.
Since 2009, Martín Lanz Landázuri and William „Bilwa“ Costa have collaborated on many projects including their research / performance project Resonance, which consisted of workshops, labs, and performances in US, Mexico, and Europe from 2010 – 2013.
::::::::: William „Bilwa“ Costa is an artist who works in the performing, sound, and visual arts contexts. His work includes: performance, installation, experimental / electro-acoustic music, sound art, graphic scores and conceptual structures for sound and movement performance, field recordings, and improvisation.
Collaboration with other artists is essential to his work. He works internationally, generating research, labs, workshops, and performance projects, actively cultivating opportunities for artists to work together on new interdisciplinary experiments.
Bilwa has performed, led workshops, and has lectured in N. America, UK, Europe, and Australia.
::::::::: Martín Lanz Landázuri is a choreographer and interdisciplinary artist based in Mexico City. He feeds his work through research opportunities, which he has conducted in México, New York, Cuba, Denmark, Uruguay, and Austria. He has considered New York City a primary peer since 2006 and was a 2009 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Lanz Landázuri instigated the process-based festival Laboratorio Condensacion, which has taken place in Mexico, Brazil, and Uruguay and is now in its fourth year.