Maria Hassabi
  • USA
  • Performance

  • 2022.11.5.Sat 16:00 / 19:00
  • 2022.11.6.Sun 17:00

  • Ilmin Museum of Art

  • 53 min
  • 30,000 KRW

Since the early 2000s Maria Hassabi has carved a unique practice based on the relation of the live body to the still image and to the sculptural object. Concentrated on stillness and deceleration, her works reflect on concepts of time and the humanfigure. With minimal movements, TOGETHER, an intimate duet between herself and dancer Oisín Monaghan, evokes images of togetherness. The two of them move at the limits of perception, folding the surrounding space against the contours of the body. TOGETHER proposes a forceful choreographic meditation on methods of affecting and being affected by each other; on ways of living with and next toanother.
TOGETHER has a simple title for a complicated question: how to be together? The contact between the two bodies, like a spark, occurs: cheek to cheek, head to head, forehead to forehead, then nose to nose, and almost mouth to mouth, the infinite tenderness of this desert couple tries to calm the panic pre-apocalyptic.”

  • Performer: Maria Hassabi, Oisín Monaghan
  • Sound Design: Stavros Gasparatos, Maria Hassabi
  • Outfits: Victoria Bartlett

TOGETHER(2019) was commissioned by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, and supported by “Extended Life,” a program of the Lower Manhattan Council of the Arts. TOGETHER was developed through a residency at FLOOR, NYC.

  • Co-presented by Ob/Scene Festival, Ilmin Museum of Art
© courtesy of Thomas Poravas