asia baś

moving feels good

ELSA AND VIOLA September 4, 2010

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Born 1981 in Forssa, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland


Michael Clark steps it up at Tate Modern September 2, 2010

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Michael Clark and his dance company have been in residence at Tate Modern for 7 weeks from 9 July- 30 August 2010, transforming the monumental Turbine Hall into a space for experimentation and practice.

During this period Michael Clark has also invited 80 members of the public to join weekly workshops with the company. The group of untrained dancers have learnt a piece of choreography to be performed en-masse in the Turbine Hall over the August bank holiday weekend. These free public showings can be seen Friday 27 & Saturday 28 at 21:30 and Sunday 29 & Monday 30 at 17:30.

Clark has presented work within gallery spaces on many occasions, but this residency will enable him to respond specifically to the iconic architecture through a series of experiments, placing the emphasis on the process.

Following this research and development period Clark will use choreography, film, light and sound to create a site-specific dance event, working with collaborators including Charles Atlas, Peter Doig and Richard Torry. The world premier of the new commission will be performed in the Turbine Hall in June 2011.

Also presented over the bank holiday weekend artist Charles Atlas, one of the premier interpreters of dance, theatre and performance on video, and lighting director for all of Clark’s work, will curate a film programme of his and Clark’s collaborative films. Also featured is the first UK screening of Torse, Atlas’s 1977 two-screen collaboration with Merce Cunningham.



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Frigidaire Film & Interactive Video Installation

Fridgidaire tells the story of Frigidaire stewardess Cura who maintains an elusive relationship with her fridge.
Cura has obsessive-compulsive disorder. She fills her spare time ritualizing her day so that it does not get out of control. Cura wishes she could lighten up. Her anxiety about experimenting with weightlessness makes her even more aware of the gravity of the situation, especially when she privileges an elusive relationship with her fridge to that with a young man. She becomes obsessed with the primal drone emanating from its interior, which allows her to shut out the rest of the world and rid herself of any excess baggage. When a final romantic encounter with Ben goes awry, Cura totally isolates herself in the frigidaire. Here, she can aviate the confines of time and space and enter into a state of oblivion.

Installation & Film
The work features a hacked fridge in the gallery space, which, when opened, triggers the unfolding scenes. In order to see the next scene, the viewer must open this fridge, compulsorily implicating him in Cura’s neurosis. The work alternatively can be shown as a short film, serially interrupted by Frigidaire adverts.

Cura – Asia Bas
Ben – Ludwig Reuter

Film – Selene States
Editor – Melanie Jilg
Sound Design – Vincent Wikström
Still Photography – Felix Grünschloss
Original Music Her Empty Frigidaire – Paul Sonnenberg