collaborative movement & sound performance

In May 2012 Emily Sweeney (USA), William ‚Bilwa‘ Costa (USA), Martín Lanz Landázuri (MX) and Florian Tuercke (GER) met in Mexico to conduct research into movement, sound, space, and resonance, which culminated in three performances in different spaces. This work was conducted as part of the Intercontinental Collaborations network (ICC).

ICC_MX LAB.01 Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 20:00: Laboratorio Arte Alameda
ICC_MX LAB.02 Monday, May 14, 2012, 18:00: Centro National de las Artes, Centro Multimedia
ICC_MX LAB.03 Friday, May 25, 2012, 20:30: Laboratorio Sensorial, Guadalajara

Intercontinental Collaborations (ICC) is an open network of movement and sound artists who deal with experimental research of movement, sound and space. The first convergence of this network was in 2008 in Philadelphia PA (USA). Since then, it has developed into a spiraling complex of people, places, and practices that manifests itself in different configurations during laboratories, workshops and performances around the world.

ICC collaborators work to avoid separating movement and sound, either conceptually or physically, instead interfacing these two inhabitants of a space to a unity. The network is dedicated to interdisciplinary practice, going so far as to deny the separation between disciplines. Sound is generated by movement, and movement is created through sound. Another major component of this work is our encounter with different spaces and configurations of artists in locations all over the world.

In Mexico City, ICC collaborators conducted three days of intensive laboratory sessions at Laboratorio Arte Alameda and Centro Multimedia, working in close correspondence with the given spatial situations and their unique aspects. The resulting performances were compressions of these shared experiments and observations.

Emily Sweeney is a movement artist who is inspired by the body’s ability to be affected by space, sound, and interaction with other bodies. Working improvisationally, she explores the physical elements that are shared by bodies, spaces, and sounds.   http://www.emilysweeney.net

Martín Lanz Landázuri
is a choreographer and performer who works in dialogue with space, exploring its acoustical and physical impacts on movement, and vice versa.

William Bilwa Costa is a sound artist, electro-acoustic musician, and improviser. He works with producing sound, moving sound, and manipulating sound. His palate includes a laptop, raw materials, microphones, and speakers.   https://williambilwacosta.com

Florian Tuercke
is a sound and media artist who researches the compositional structures of public space. In concert performance, he works with experimental electro-acoustic arrangements.

Supported by: FONCALaboratorio Arte Alameda Centro National de las Artes, Centro MultimediaGoethe-InstitutWerkleitz GesellschaftFoundation for Contemporary Arts