SURF and SURFACES is an exhibition of works by French artist duo, Nobert Corsino and Nicole Corsino, otherwise known as n + n Corsino. SURF and SURFACES is their first solo presentation in Singapore and Southeast Asia, and features their choregraphic works in a poetic and sensual amalgamation of artistic installation and digital innovation. This is the first time their work is offered to private collectors and institutions.
As atypical authors of choreographic stories, n + n Corsino departs from the conventional stage, venturing into other fields of representation while exploring indeterminate and arbitrary spaces. They question the fundamentals of dance through their research into the nature and quality of movement and its relationship with writing, inviting spectators to go beyond the boundaries of continually (re)invented spaces. Through their often off-beat, unconventional use of various forms of technology, they reveal a carnal, sensual presence drawing on the memory of movement and its traces. The exhibition SURF and SURFACES presents a total of 7 choreographic navigations from n + n Corsino’s oeuvre, each an elaborate construction of real and virtual images and figures, from sounds, languages, words to letters.
n + n Corsino (Nicole & Norbert Corsino) are choreographers and researchers based in Marseille, France. Interested in the kinetics of bodies and landscapes, they explore physical and virtual fields where dance has the potential to manifest and present their choreographic fictions in the form of films and installations. Their works have been exhibited internationally, including the Aurora Museum Shanghai, National Gallery for Modern Art New Delhi, Centre Pompidou Paris, Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, Cannes International Dance Biennial, Seoul International Media Art Biennale and Shchusev Museum of Architecture Moscow.
Awarded the Chevaliers des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2002, they served as artistic directors of Ars Numerica European Centre for Digital Arts from 2007 to 2009 before opening SCENE 44 in 2013, a centre for choreographic creation and digital innovation situated in Marseille.
Opening Reception: 18 January 2015, Monday, 7 – 9pm
Venue: Ikkan Art Gallery, 39 Keppel Road #01-05
When: 18 Jan - 27 Feb 2016,
By: Ikkan Art