The Blue Piece
In The Blue Piece, two surprisingly similar yet unidentifiable figures exhibit themselves in a choreographed sequence of postures and actions plucked from life’s most intimate moments. Suggesting the caressing of skin, the clenching of hands, or overflowing, emptying orifices, these figures embody a multiplicity of sexual roles and erotic positions and in so doing, navigate desire beyond identity. Abstract from afar and sensual from up close, this moving sculpture incites questions about the omnipresence of sexual imagery and the implementation of desire as a modus operandi in daily life. Inescapable as it is today, the erogenous is both the hot whisper at night and a force that shapes the world. Presented as a 360° installation, The Blue Piece presents a two performers edition of “to come,” an earlier work for five performers made by Mette Ingvartsen in 2005 and reframes its questions within a museum context.
Premiere March 20 – 21, 2021 at KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Brussels
Concept & choreography: Mette Ingvartsen
Performers: Mette Ingvartsen & Dolores Hulan
Based on to come (2005) developed & performed by: Mette Ingvartsen, Naiara Mendioroz Azkarate, Manon Santkin, Jefta van Dinther, Gabor Varga
Dramaturgy: Tom Engels
Blue suits: Jennifer Defays