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Maria Hassabi
TIMES
Visual Arts, Performance
Location: Vienna Secession
Dates
14. May
Thursday
Time: Opening 7pm
 
15. May
Friday
21. Jun
Sunday
Time: Opening hours Vienna Secession Tue – Sun, 10am - 6pm
 
© Thomas Poravas

    Six dancers move at a measured pace within a landscape immersed in gold. Their bodies morph at imperceptible velocities creating various constellations as they alternate between representation and abstraction. Subtle lighting changes imitate the shifts of natural daylight, and an ambient sound score accentuates the unbroken time. A live installation occuring throughout the Vienna Secession’s opening hours invites its visitors to share the main exhibition hall with the performers.
    Commissioned by the Wiener Festwochen and the Vienna Secession, TIMES allows time to slide into the boundless. Since the early 2000s, Maria Hassabi has carved a choreographic practice that concentrates on stillness, slowness and the in-betweenness of bodies in motion. Shepherding the languages and strategies of dance into the spaces of visual art across the globe, Hassabi decelerates movement until it folds upon definitions of sculpture and image, testing conventional rhythms of viewership.

    A joint project of Wiener Festwochen and Vienna Secession

    • Artistic Team

      Concept, Choreography, Installation Maria Hassabi With Hristoula Harakas, Maria Hassabi, Michael Helland, Alice Heyward, Oisín Monaghan, Evandro Pedroni, Emmanuel Obeya, Robert Steijn, Elizabeth Ward Sounddesign Stavros Gasparatos Outfits Victoria Bartlett Production Assistant Eva Theofanidis

    • Production

      A commission by Wiener Festwochen, Vienna Secession Coproduction Onassis Foundation (Athens), Tate Modern (London) Residency Milvus Artistic Research Center (Knislinge), Onassis Stegi (Athens)

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