On Orientations | Shifting the burden
a project by Ian Kaler and Anne Quirynen
19.07.2016 - 19:00 (opening), 20.07. - 14.08.2016 / >> Leopold Museum, im Rahmen von >> ImPulsTanz 2016
27.08.2014 - 19:30 (opening), 28. - 31.08.2014 - 12:00 bis 18:00 / >> Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, im Rahmen von >> Tanznacht Berlin 2014
Shifting the burden is a collaboration between the video artist Anne Quirynen and the choreographer Ian Kaler. The joint project originates from a reserach on perception of movement from one artistic language to another and from one work to another. One sees a figure inscribing a figure. The installation shifts continuously between different media: painting, video art and choreography. The body – projected on a black surface – is caught in a frame. It seems to be deprived of physicality and is accompanied by the sound of someone trying to draw and follow the movement, knowing one can only fail to see and hear motion.
Ian Kaler studied Transmedial Art at University for Applied Arts Vienna and graduated from the BA pilot program “Contemporary Dance, Context, Choreography” at Inter-University Center for Dance, University of the Arts Berlin in 2010. Ian Kaler’s artistic practice combines choreography and visual art. In 2010 Ian Kaler started working on a longterm creative and physical practice, within which a series of works developed. The first series – Insignificant Others consisted of the raw practice-performance Untitled Stills in 2010/11 and the piece (learning to look sideways) that premiered at Tanzquartier Vienna in December 2011 and was subsequently presented at Tanztage / Sophiensaele Berlin, at Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, at ImPulsTanz Vienna and Tanznacht Berlin in 2012, as well as in the frame of RMNSC Krakau and in STUK Leuven in 2013. The following series On Orientations (2013) has been presented in it’s first edition as an installative Solo-Performance – On Orientations | one place after – in Uferstudios / Tanzfabrik Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna and in the frame of PNEU at Gallery Ropac Halle in Salzburg. The second edition – On Orientations | Untimely Encounters – premiered at Tanzquartier Vienna / TBA 21 and was adapted site-specifically to HAU 3 / Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, for New Dance Malta Festival at Art Stations Foundation / Poznan, for “Ausufern”/Uferstudios Berlin and for Bonniers Konsthall in the frame of BodyTalk / Dans Stockholm. 2014 Ian Kaler is working on Contingencies – a group-piece in several distinct versions. After the premiere of a first edition of Contingencies in Uferstudio 14 / Tanzfabrik Berlin in February 2014 different versions of the piece were presented at Tanzquartier Vienna, at Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis as well as at ImPulsTanz Vienna.
Anne Quirynen was born in 1960 in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium). She studied art history in Leuven and video art at the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas in Brussels. Since 1993 she has been working freelance together with William Forsythe and Wim Vandekeybus among others. In 1994 she belonged to the founders of the independent production company for digital art “De Filmfabriek.” A grant from the Nipkow Program led her in 1999 to Berlin. Today she lives and works in Berlin. Since 2004 assistant professor for Film, Video and New Media at the Chicago Art Institute, since 2007 professor for moving image at the European Media Studies, a cooperation between the University of Potsdam and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Her films and video installations have been shown at international festivals, such as Berliner Festspiele, the Forum of the Berlinale “Forum Expanded”, the International Festival of New Film Split, Rotterdam Filmfestival, European Media Art Festival Osnabru¨ck, World Wide Video Festival Den Haag and Art & Video in Europe Kopenhagen as well as in art centers like the Centre Pompidou Paris, MoMA in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Nippon Cultural Centre in Tokyo.