daniel arsham: merce cunningham dance company set
 
daniel arsham: merce cunningham dance company set
apr 11, 2009

daniel arsham: merce cunningham dance company set

in situ design for merce cunningham dance company’s ‘au tour de paris’, 2009 photo by guillaume ziccarelli, courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin/paris

in march designboom previewed the in situ set designs by daniel arsham for the for merce cunningham dance company. the final performance has held on march 31st at l’espace michel simon, noisy-le-grand in paris. the sets were displayed on a mostly black stage that was dramatically lit to showcases the artist’s design. the backdrop created by arsham featured a series of three back-lit holes that evolved throughout the performance, with crumbling pieces falling to the stage. as the pieces dropped, the holes in the backdrop grew in luminosity, shining on the performers dressed in black and grey. this is arsham’s second collaboration with the dance company, after his 2007 design for eyespace during the merce in miami celebration. he also follows in the footsteps of robert rauschenberg who was cunningham’s artistic director from 1954-1964.

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daniel arsham: merce cunningham dance company setin situ design for merce cunningham dance company’s ‘au tour de paris’, 2009 photo by guillaume ziccarelli, courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin/paris

daniel arsham: merce cunningham dance company setin situ design for merce cunningham dance company’s ‘au tour de paris’, 2009 photo by guillaume ziccarelli, courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin/paris

daniel arsham: merce cunningham dance company setin situ design for merce cunningham dance company’s ‘au tour de paris’, 2009 photo by guillaume ziccarelli, courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin/paris

daniel arsham: merce cunningham dance company setin situ design for merce cunningham dance company’s ‘au tour de paris’, 2009 photo by guillaume ziccarelli, courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin/paris

daniel arsham: merce cunningham dance company set daniel arsham with mock up of in situ design for merce cunningham dance company’s ‘au tour de paris’, 2009 courtesy of the artist

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