[Art] Shigeru Onishi, Photographs Igniting a Science Fiction Experience

Obliviously I walked into an exhibition of Shigeru Onishi (1928-1994), and only after a couple of pictures my heart started to beat faster. This was exciting. This was about time. This was time travel as a real experience, right here, right now! Who was this photographer? What is his work all about? I bounced back… Read More [Art] Shigeru Onishi, Photographs Igniting a Science Fiction Experience

[Modern Dance] Elenit (2019), Community in a Fantastic Absurd

Elenit, by Euripides Laskaridis // Osmosis, promised architectural modes of light and space, creative costumes, and to be a ‘comedy of the absurd’. This lured me into buying a ticket. It did not disappoint on all these points, but something else happened: I was a lot more touched by this absurd comedy dance theatre than… Read More [Modern Dance] Elenit (2019), Community in a Fantastic Absurd

Horror in Modern Dance, Cathedral (2019) and The Missing Door (2013)

Noel Carroll has defined the horror genre, a genre where our normal categories of the world are transgressed. According to him most of the genre entails stories – movies and books – but other art forms can be part of horror as well. Paintings, sculptures, dance.  A monstrous painting or sculpture can be enough to… Read More Horror in Modern Dance, Cathedral (2019) and The Missing Door (2013)

[Art] Female Figure, by Jordan Wolfson

Female Figure is a dancing animatronic with eye tracking technology (she can look at you), in a sexy, white outfit showing off most of her bottom, stained and masked. She is attached to a mirror with a stick just below her heart, that allows for a bit of vertical movement. Pop music plays. She ‘talks’, ‘my mother is dead, my father is dead, I am gay’ and more sinister: ‘Close your eyes.’

This installation is popular, but not well received by critics.… Read More [Art] Female Figure, by Jordan Wolfson