Performing Arts

Peter WELZ + William FORSYTHE

《whenever on on on nohow on | airdrawing》
The installation is a collaboration between the German multimedia artist Peter Welz and the American choreographer William Forsythe. Born in 1972, Peter Welz studied fine art and sculpture in London, New York, and Dublin. He works primarily in the field of sculpture and video installations. William Forsythe is recognized as one of the world's foremost choreographers. His work is acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st-century art form. Forsythe's deep interest in the fundamental principles of organization has led him to produce a wide range of projects including Installations, Films, and Web based knowledge creation. This installation 《whenever on on on nohow on | airdrawing》was first released in 2004, featuring Forsythe dancing a solo. His movement is captured from five different angles (two of the five cameras operated by Forsythe himself) to create an epoch-making five-channel video installation. William Forsythe inscribes the title in space, which derives from Samuel Beckett's prose piece Worstward Ho.

  《whenever on on on nohow on | airdrawing》
Five channel video installation in collaboration with William Forsythe
2004, edition 5 + 2 AP
Installation view Museum für Moderne Kunst MMK, Frankfurt
photo: Klaus Peter Hoppe
courtesy of the artist, Peter Welz | Studio


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