performance, installation


Collaboration with dancer Norberto Llopis Segarra.

A dancer and an actress meet once a week and perform intimacy, as it constructs their relationship. They suggest a series of images discussing archetypical love-relationship issues. Every meeting adds a new layer of information, another shared moment to the collection.

The ‘practical sensuality’ of their bodies is being explored in its ephemeral facet. The installation becomes a gathering of traces from every performance.

A collaboration of an actress Anat stainberg and a dancer Norberto Llopis Segarra, both extremely shy people who expose their subjectivity to the extreme. Using abstract physicality as well as simple private actions and motivations, the performers explore the imagery their meeting results as they try to ‘be together’ in one space.

Their intimate ‘dialogue’ is captured with video and sound recording facility and becomes documentation of their privet history.

Premiered in the Kunstvlaai 6, an Art fair Amsterdam 2006.

Exhibited in the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam 2006.

About Now Or Never by Maaike Gouwenberg