On Saturday, September 19, on the eve of the Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells exhibition opening, Garage Museum invites visitors to the interactive performance Cocoon.
Everyone is welcome to take part in the performance and explore one of Bourgeois’ most iconic artworks through dance and movement. The 9-meter high sculpture Maman (1999), installed on the Square in Gorky Park, represents a giant spider. “My best friend was my mother, and she was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, reasonable … and as useful as a spider. She could also defend herself, and me,” said the artist. The work has inspired the Isadorino Gore dance cooperative to develop the themes of interrelation and rebirth in their performance. They invite spectators, with the help of ten professional dancers and volunteers, to form a collective mobile net, in order to engage in a dialogue with the space and the artwork.