Massimo Bartolini: Cor
3 Nov 2010 – 23 Jan 2011
Past exhibition

Massimo Bartolini, Cor, installation view, South London Gallery 2010. Photo: Thierry Bal

Nine creative practitioners have responded to The Score, a new contemporary dance work by choreographer Siobhan Davies, as part of ROTOR. Filmed from above, the patterns made by the dancers in the piece in turn created a score for a composer, poet, ceramicist, photographer, playwright and four visual artists to respond to through their own art form.

At the SLG Massimo Bartolini presents a light installation in the new Fox Garden which considers The Score as a glimpse into the microscopic, and expands its rules to a macroscopic level into the surrounding environment by means of what the artist refers to as a ‘performative sculpture’, bringing together a site-specific light installation and live dance performance. Developing ideas explored in other recent outdoor works by Bartolini, Cor consists of white spherical lamps placed around the garden walls so that a swiftly moving circle of light is created as each lamp turns on and off in quick succession.

Echoing the form, direction and speed of that circle, every Sunday untill 12 December a dancer spins for one hour in the same direction as the movement of light. The performance takes place just before sunset.

 

 

<p>Massimo Bartolini,<em> Sala para uma onda (Room for a wave)</em>, 2005-2007, shipping container, water, lamp, pump. Into a shipping container a wave goes on, covering and uncovering a ceiling globe lamp. Photo: A. Maranzano. Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery.</p>

Massimo Bartolini, Sala para uma onda (Room for a wave), 2005-2007, shipping container, water, lamp, pump. Into a shipping container a wave goes on, covering and uncovering a ceiling globe lamp. Photo: A. Maranzano. Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery.

<p><em>A Series of Appointments</em>, by Siobhan Davies, for ROTOR 2010. Photo: Pari Naderi.</p>

A Series of Appointments, by Siobhan Davies, for ROTOR 2010. Photo: Pari Naderi.

Exhibition view