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Le Mouvement

Liz Magic Laser

Although she is better known for her engagement with theatricality, the practice of the American, New York-based artist Liz Magic Laser (b. 1981) is also deeply embedded in the choreographic. One of her earlier pieces, Distressed, is a perfect example. It consists of a group of five dancers emerging from a Diesel jeans store and literally distressing – breaking-in – their jeans in a series of highly systematic and choreographed gestures. In the course of this process of distressing their jeans, singly, in pairs, and in groups, their bodies take on a distinctly object-like, even sculptural quality.

See also Mouvement II

Liz Magic Laser, Distressed, 2009

Biel/Bienne 2014


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