Back to the Beautiful
The installation RL4ACDP or Research Laboratory for the Archeology of Choreography and Dance of Protests represents a joint space in which a process of research, discovery and work are taking place in form of a collective experience of writing.
The installation is created in the image of a laboratory in which we are engraving a choreographic notation into a wall. At the center is a blueprint of the choreographic notation drawn on a gallery wall, represented in form of a morse code. The visiors are invited to join the two artist and help finish the process of writing. The visitors can choose any tool they like, decide to watch the happening or decode the notation to discover the hidden dance.
RL4ACDP, was originally created for the symposium on empowerment - Back to the Beautiful, (Salzburg, 2018). In this context the work around the installation RL4ACDP was exploring the notion of empowerment in the sense of we-agency, and its connection to beauty. Can human collaboration for a common purpose be a form of beauty? How do we value human labour? What is the aesthetic value of human work?
In this context Tomaz Simatovic presented the original Research laboratory for the archeology of choreography and dance of protests accompanied by the acoustic installation tanz, both created in collaboration with Tomaz Tomljanovic a.k.a Dualik.
RL4ACDP originates in reflection on diverse public movements of civil empowerment in protest against oppression of freedom, contemplating public demonstrations and rave culture to dancing plague. In this sense it reflects the idea of public gathering and public action for a common purpose.
RL4ACDP has been exhibited at:
Salzburg, 2018, SZENE Salzburg, in the context of durational event Back to the Beautiful (images above)
Maribor, 2019, Narodni dom, in the frame of the international theater and performance abonnement MAMO, in the context of Back to the Beautiful (images below)