This summer, William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects transforms the MFAH into a series of performance spaces welcoming visitors of all ages. The works in the exhibition range from a monumental, immersive installation to a single object meant to be held in the hand. Blurring the lines between performance, sculpture, video, and installation, Choreographic Objects invites you to connect to the organizing principles of choreography.
Internationally acclaimed choreographer William Forsythe (born 1949) creates experiences that are immediate and fresh. His ongoing series Choreographic Objects is conceived to reveal the ways in which people consciously and unconsciously move through space and time, interact with one another, and respond to both the potential and the limits of their own bodies.
Three signature works anchor the exhibition. Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, No. 2 beckons visitors to step among a field of pendulums that swing from the ceiling in a mechanized choreographic pattern.
In City of Abstracts, as visitors approach the interactive video wall, their images are captured on a massive screen, inviting group participation. Towards the Diagnostic Gaze consists of a feather duster lying on a stone slab with a deceptively simple instruction: “Hold the object absolutely still.”