The project Reading Dance, 2012
Project realised by & : Nathalie et Christophe Daviet-Thery- Editions et Livres d'artistes, Paris.
The posters will be shown in the exhibition Correspondences, 6-9 June 2013 at the Johan Deumens Gallery, Amsterdam.
In the 1970s Remy Charlip (dancer, choreographer, author of childrens’ books countered Munari’s poster by an armchair dance which he choreographed entitled “Reading Dance”, In the spirit which inspired Charlip to counter Munari, four contemporary artists were invited to react once again to Munari’s poster and imagery, echoing in their work themes of reading, architecture, and performance.
Leonor Antunes proposed eight dance “grids” as environment, creating an optical and physical experience from photograms of industrial metallic railings applied directly to photographic paper (grid dancing, 8 posters – 50 x 50 cm – offset – 250 copies)
Koenraad Dedobbeleer proposed a two-sided poster; a self portrait of the artist in his studio and apartment (Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable World, 2 posters both sides – 90 x 65 cm – offset – 250 copies)
Johannes Wohnseifer echoed the layout of Munari’s poster with 14 photographs of an abandoned and damaged skate board (Reconstruction of a Toenage Sculpture, poster – 50 x 77,5 cm – offset – 250 copies)
Erwin Wurm offered a drawing with its accompanying legend instructing one to realize a One minute sculpture, along with the possibility of using the poster by transforming it into a jacket covering the monograph ” The artist who Swallowed” ed Cantz (Take your Most Loved Philosophers – poster – 11 x 70 cm – offset – 250 copies)