Museum Installation - Performative Dialog
"Space Series 1-10"
A collaboration between
Art Alive - Aldina Michelle Topcagic and artist Joel Suarez Gomez
Art Alive - Aldina Michelle Topcagic (BiH/At) and Artist Joel Suarez Gomez (Cu/De) are creating a unique performative dialog, which relates to the existing artwork in the museum. It is a transformation of material art (paints, sculptures, visual installations, etc.) into living art, through Performance, Dance, and live Music. It is highly important for them to remain open and ever listening to what the space, the existing artwork inside and every layer of reality in the room are giving as a form of inspiration and creativity, instead of pursuing preconceived ideas on what is creative and original to them.
The artists are a channel between the material artwork and each visitor. With their performance, they are increasing the perception of the visitors, while stimulating their senses of vision, hearing, smell, touch, balance, thermoception, sensuality and internal senses. Those are reaching out to the subconsciousness and the consciousness of each individual so that the visitor of the museum experiences artwork in a new dimension.
The understanding and the impression of the artwork reaches a new level - this is achieved by activating the exteroceptive and interoceptive senses at the same time. The people in the space are not anymore only outstanding viewers, but they become an interactive part of the exhibited space and the artwork.
More about the visitors experiences and an impression of the premier at the "Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium" can be found below.
Premier of "Space Series 1-10"
"Living Sculpture“ in Belgium
at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium
Art Alive by Aldina Michelle Topcagic in collaboration with Joel Suarez Gomez and William Walker
“Living Sculpture” is a dance art installation by the contemporary dance artists and producers Aldina Michelle Topcagic and Joel Suarez Gomez.
The artists will present living art, through dance movements and their pure being, accompanied with a music art installation by the cello musician and conductor William Garfield Walker.
Together the three artists will connect material with immaterial art, while resonating onto the existing neo-classical art works of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium. The event will take place on Sunday the 3th of June 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
This performance is an initiative of the Royal Museums' Maecenas Circle in the context of the recent purchase of the neoclassical painting "The Abduction of Europe" (1810) by Pierre-Joseph Célestin.
This art project is kindly supported by the Cultural Department of the Austrian Embassy in Brussels “Österreichisches Kulturforum Brüssel” and by BKA.
Details and Tickets:
Video Trailer: to be published soon
Photos of Franck Christen
Photocredit: Franck Christen
- Curator Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Christine Ayoub
07. June 2018, Brussels
dancers and the cellist dazzled us during the performance of the month of June.
They danced slowly, to the rhythm of the improvisation of the cello, in the hall of the museum and in the neo-classicism hall.
It's as if the dancers engage in a dialogue with the characters in the paintings, giving them life and participating in their story.
For a moment, the gods and the allegories of the paintings came out of their frame and came to materialize in front of our eyes, breathing and embracing in a musical impulse.
Europe escaped from the flood and Marat murdered returned.
The slow, improvised rhythm of the music created a harmony between the dancers and the paintings.
It was a unique moment that filled us".
- Delphine Berryer, Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium
07. June 2018, Brussels
“The Belgian and international audience and the museum curators were thrilled and fascinated by this art project. Together, the three artists performed at the exhibition spaces of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium – inspired by and incorporating neoclassical works. Therefore the unique experience of connecting material with immaterial art emerged. Flowing movements are reminiscent of “living statues” and together with the music opens up a possibility to perceive art in a new dimension. The music was based on composing in present time, primarily in the avant-garde style. Walker also incorporates elements from ancient Greek music, inspired by some fragments by Bach. “Living Sculpture” is recommended by the Austrian Cultural Department of the Austrian Embassy: the dance and music performance could be performed in front of all sorts of artworks. The artists refer to the artwork and adapt their performance to the given conditions in space. It was a very pleasant cooperation with the very professional, adaptable and sympathetic artists.”
- Austrian Embassy in Brussels, Anna Lischka
04. June 2018, Brussels
About the Artists
Space Series in Austria
at Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill
Real Time Composition / Improvisation by Aldina Topcagic and Joel Suarez Gomez
Duration: 1 houre
Location: Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, Graz
Photographies: Michael Pelitz, Birgit Zimmermann, Edina Topcagic
Supported by "Land Steiermark, Kultur, Europa und Außenbeziehungen"