Singapore–Ikkan Art Gallery is pleased to present “Surf and Surface”, an exhibition of works by French artist duo, Nobert Corsino and Nicole Corsino, otherwise known as n + n Corsino. “Surf and Surface” is their first solo presentation in Singapore and Southeast Asia, and features their choregraphic works in a poetic and sensual amalgamation of artistic installation and digital innovation. This is the first time their work is offered to private collectors and institutions.
As atypical authors of choreographic stories, n + n Corsino departs from the conventional stage, venturing into other fields of representation while exploring indeterminate and arbitrary spaces. They question the fundamentals of dance through their research into the nature and quality of movement and its relationship with writing, inviting spectators to go beyond the boundaries of continually (re)invented spaces. Through their often off-beat, unconventional use of various forms of technology, they reveal a carnal, sensual presence drawing on the memory of movement and its traces.
The exhibition“Surf and Surface” presents a total of 7 choreographic navigations from n + n Corsino’s oeuvre, each an elaborate construction of real and virtual images and figures, from sounds, languages, words to letters.
First presented in Shanghai in 2004, Amorces Intimes (Intimate Beginnings) refers to what Confucius calls the infinitesimal beginning. Engaging with the moment that occurs just-before-it-moves, n + n Corsino pay particular attention to the slightest of accelerations while maintaining lightness and mobility in their choreography, paving to the way for possible intimacies via the symbiosis of tactile and visual perceptions.
One of their recent works, Bangalore Fictions, transposes writer and novelist Anjum Hasan’s episodic short stories of everyday life and composer Jacques Diennet’s weaving together of real and artificial sounds into a twelve-part screenic landscape, a corpus of signs composed of French and Hindi words, pencil and ink drawings, faces and bodies in suspended action.
MUES is a six-channel video installation presenting moving bodies freefalling in slow motion and immersed in various landscapes. The work establishes a dialogue between forms, genders, time and space through the interaction between the imaginary and the real. As a counterpoint to MUES, Trieste is a series of choreographic sequences developed by n + n Corsino for display on digital tablets. Each tablet is enclosed in a transparent box, surfacing tensions between escape and entrapment enacted on the performer.
Opening Hours during Singapore Art Week 2016
19 – 24 Jan: Tues to Sun, 12 to 7 pm