This seventh title in the Digressions series finds Myriam Lefkowitz talking to Susan Gibb and Julie Pellegrin about the evolution of her practice, and its turn to dance as a sensory trigger for relations between bodies and places.
Devoted to Myriam Lefkowitz, Digressions #7 is a follow-up to a research project carried out simultaneously at La Ferme du Buisson and If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution in Amsterdam. Lefkowitz looks back over her oeuvre in the light of the distinction between project and practice, the importance of touch and reciprocity, the ambiguity of caregiving, and the malleability of perception. She also addresses the interconnections that form between bodies and places via "feeling" and her use of experiment and commitment in relationships involving tactility.
Since 2010 artist/choreographer Myriam Lefkowitz has been researching the questions of attentiveness and perception through immersive procedures that prompt direct relations between artists and spectators. The resultant context is conducive to a perceptual experience augmented by visual and tactile inputs, walking and liminal states between sleep and wakefulness.
Susan Gibb is a curator and writer from Sydney, Australia. She is currently the executive director at Western Front, an artist run centre for contemporary art and new music in Vancouver, Canada. Previously she was curator at If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and ran Society, a twelve-month curatorial initiative in Sydney.
Julie Pellegrin is the director of the Ferme du Buisson Centre fort Contemporary Art.
Initiated by La Ferme du Buisson in association with Captures Éditions, Digressions parallels the Art Centre programme. Through the fresh light of group discussion the series clarifies the thinking, criteria, methods and, sometimes, serendipity that fuel a creative working process.
authors Myriam Lefkowitz / Julie Pellegrin / Suzann Gibb
publisher Captures Éditions / Ferme du Buisson
general editor Valérie Cudel in association with Julie Pellegrin
editorial coordination Céline Bertin
graphic design Claire Moreux
copyeditor Susan Gibb
french translation Marta de Tena
publication date 2019
format 21.5 x 13.5 cm
price 6 €
printing Imprimerie Simon, Ornans (France)
distribution Les presses du réel