25 Songs for 25 Lines for an Artwork (after Ad Reinhardt) 2001, Minioriten Art and Architecture Centre, Graz Austria and Bizart Gallery Shanghai.
A collaborative project devised and directed by artist Joe Felber with voice and music composition by Elliot Gyger and the Sydney Singers. Choreography and dance performances by Julie Reed Henderson with Eva Bruenner, Writing Linda Marie Walker at the Minioriten Centre for Art and Architecture, Graz Austria
25 Songs for 25 Lines . . . Ad Reinhardt’s wonderful lines on art take me to dance in Austria. I am on a Baroque monastery staircase in the darkness with only lit pendulums swinging over the steps.
In China it happens in an old shoe factory gallery space with undulating floor.
The movements are doing and undoing in the manner of Reinhardt’s paradoxical lines- brush work brushing out brushwork- or the fold of Deleuzian movement, the crease in the excess-the line, like the word re-navigated drawn out differently. Difference and repetition. Collaboration, reprograming, renewal.
Julie Reed Henderson, 25 Songs for 25 Lines for an Artwork (after Ad Reinhardt) 2001, Minioriten Art and Architecture Centre, Graz Austria with Eva Bruenner (video edit Lisa Harms)