TH DNCR

1+1+1/2022

a project by Elena Quarestani
curated by Federica Sala

May-July 2022

TH DNCR

1+1+1/2022

a project by Elena Quarestani
curated by Federica Sala

May-July 2022

OPENING HOURS
From 1st June to 16th July
From Wednesday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm
Saturday, appointment only

For reservations info@assab-one.org

OPENING
Tuesday 31st May from 6pm to 10pm with a performance by Elio Marchesini accompanied by the Pozzi Sonori ensemble and with the participation of Cino Zucchi.

SPECIAL OPENINGS
From Monday 6th June to Sunday 12th June from 10am to 7pm, the week of Salone del Mobile.
Thursday 30th June from 6pm to 8pm, performance by Zilla Leutenegger with Simon Specker and Mario Scarton aka Chico Cream.

Access with Assab One 2022 membership card (€10)

th dncr is the title of my installation and of a performance. The installation is about a hand-drawn dancing figure wearing a black suit: the dncr appears here and there on the walls of 6 pre-existing wooden cabins by inge vinck jan de vylder architecten: sometimes it is a video projection, sometimes a monotype on a mirror. It may happen that visitors moving through the space are included into the mirror artworks or as shadows moving between the projector and the walls: they will find themselves dancing and interacting with th dncr.
And then there is the performance. I am very much looking forward to the moment when the real dancing figure intercepts the light projection and enters in dialogue with the work; light and shadow, projection and physicality. Musicians Simon Specker and Mario Scarton alias Chico Cream will play improvisations with base and piano inside the wooden cabins. We will all wear a black suit – the same worn by the drawn figure of the video projections and the mirrors. For one night dancing is overcoming physical space with ease and breaking free of binary attributions while dancing. (Z.L)

 

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Courtesy for the three monotypes: Galerie Peter Kilchmann

Biography

Zilla Leutenegger (*1968) lives and works in Switzerland. The focus of her artistic repertoire is the repeated discourse of space, the person in relation to space and the dialogue between space and light: her drawings grow out of the plain and merge with sculptures and video projections into three-dimensional installations.
Despite being foremost known for her signature drawing style made of clear, bold strokes and strong color accents, in the past years Zilla’s repertoire has been extended by the monotype as a medium. For her, drawing provides a way of creating an immediate gesture. Accordingly, her works on paper or video installations appear light-hearted and unpretentious. Only when examined closely one starts to sense the technical construction behind each piece. Zilla usually works simultaneously in her various mediums, so her drawings and video installations can often be read as single scenes or chapters of a larger whole. Her works have been exhibited internationally since 1996 and became part of the permanent collections of many art institutions in Switzerland in Europe and in the US.

  • Zilla Leutenegger, th dncr, 2022. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich. © Sebastian Schaub
  • Zilla Leutenegger, th dncr, 2022. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich. © Sebastian Schaub
  • Zilla Leutenegger, th dncr, 2022. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich. © Sebastian Schaub

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