HOLE IN SPACE
“In 1980, artists Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz (K&S) created a "Hole in Space"
by linking bigger-than-life displays in New York and LA with a satellite feed. It was the mother of all video chats.
They showed that size and bandwidth matter in communicating presence and emotion.”
The artists Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz, who in 1980 connected two bigger-than-life displays in New York and LA with a satellite feed and thus created a public communication sculpture, a "hole in space" so to speak, inspired the choreographer Diego Tortelli and his team to develop a new creation almost entirely online. Six dancers from Munich, Berlin and Milan, a performer from Berlin, a videographer from Munich and a London-based composer and drummer meet with Tortelli exclusively via one-on-one video chats during the production phase, only to put all these artistic puzzle pieces together on the day before the premiere. They use all the possibilities of the online world to overcome the spatial and physical distance that currently determines our lives, in order to then celebrate the first live moment of coming together in all its spontaneity and elation.
Date & time: Online Premiere 18th June at 8.00 PM
Duration: 20 minutes
FREE ADMISSION / ACCESS LINK: https://dringeblieben.de/videos/hole-in-space-2
ARTIST TALK WITH Nina Hümpel and Diego Tortelli: 18th June at 8.30 PM
Artistical director: Diego Tortelli
Choreography: Diego Tortelli in collaboration with the dancers
Composition & live drummer: Federico Bigonzetti with quotes from "A Hole In Space LA-NY, 1980"
Online performer: Corey Scott-Gilbert
Dancers: Guido Badalamenti, David Cahier, Fabio Calvisi, Giovanni Leone, Dominic Santia & Casia Vengoechea
Dramaturgy: Miria Wurm
Video production & press photos: Sebastian Lehner/lionman.photography
Lighting design: Roman Fliegel
Sound design: Josy Friebel & Matthäus von Schlippe
Graphic design: Alessandro Tortelli
Production management & press & pr: Miria Wurm
Technical director: Roman Fliegel
Production: Diego Tortelli & Miria Wurm GbR
Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative. Aid program dance. The project is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich. With the kind support of Tanztendenz München e.V. and Muffatwerk Munich.
Many thanks to Max Wagner, Rosanna Di Gennaro and the Gasteig team for their constant help with the implementation of the show.