Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Space girl dance

Marko Lulic is a Viennese artist who created a three minute video called Space-Girl Dance, which was exhibited at the Sydney Biennale in 2014. I wish I had been there to see it!

Image: Marco Lulic and Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna

Sadly, the dance did not take place on Cockatoo Island (where it was screened). It was filmed in the garden of German sculptor Eric Hauser. The garden contains spacey stainless steel sculptures, which form the setting for the dance.

Image: Marco Lulic and Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna

The dance and video were inspired by a segment in the 1970 US television series Raquel!, starring Raquel Welch. The background for Raquel's Space-Girl Dance was a set of sculptures commissioned to commemorate the 1968 Mexican Olympic Games, called the Ruta de la Amistad (Friendship Road). Now, many of the sculptures have been vandalised and are in poor condition.

Here is one of the spacey sculptures on the Ruta de la Amistad.

Image from http://www.reporte.com.mx/

According to the Biennale notes, Lulic was interested in the relationship between the copy and the original, but also
the relation of the body to space, movement to stillness, human to monumental, and the man-made to the natural world.

I feel a Dr Space Junk Dance coming on.

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