Babette Mangolte “Water Motor” Screening at Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, Spain

Azkuna Zentroa
Arriquíbar Plaza, 4
48010 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao, Spain presents a screening of 3 films portraying dancers from the Judson Dance Theater collective including Babette Mangolte’s film of Trisha Brown’s performance, “Water Motor”.

These dance performances show rejection of any idea related to academic virtuosity, and in pieces like the three selected in this program seek inspiration in everyday life, experimenting directly with the surrounding space and simplifying gestures as much as possible. These interventions converged with the actions being explored by artists from sculptural minimalism such as Bruce Nauman, from seemingly distant starting points. The emergence of portable film (Super-8) and video formats (portapak) made it possible to record their artistic investigations in a new, more dynamic and participatory way.

Screenings for “Water Motor” are October 26 and 27.

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