Willi Dorner's 'Bodies in Urban Spaces' (VIDEO)

Until November 2014, the 12th edition of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition is taking place in the city of Biel/Bienne (Switzerland). Entitled Le Mouvement, the contemporary art exhibition is dedicated to performance in the urban space. One of the artists, which have been invited by the curators Gianni Jetzer and Chris Sharp, is the Austrian, Vienna-based choreographer, curator and video artist Willi Dorner. Le Mouvement presents his itinerant performance Bodies in Urban Spaces, a work that merges the human body with the urban architecture.

Will Dorner's performers lead the audience through parts of downtown Biel/Bienne, where they quickly set up site-specific interventions. Breaking apart into small groups, the dancers make sculptural pit stops, in which they acrobatically insert their bodies into the urban fabric. Wearing brightly colored clothes, they squeeze their bodies in gaps under ramps, use them to fill doorways, or line them up on balconies. In this video, we follow them on one of their tours.





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