Edition work in felt (ca. 1:4) of one of the “Dance Sculptures” of the 2019 resurrected “Geometrisches Ballett (Hommage á Oskar Schlemmer)”, which had its premiere at Radialsystem in September 2019. Several other performances were held at Bauhaus Museum Dessau (Bauhaus 100), Festspielhaus Hellerau and other theaters and locations.
For Ursula Sax the human being is the measure when creating her sculptures, either on the basis of the human body geometry transformed into abstract shapes, or presented in relation to its area of activity, which continually redefines her small or large sculptures, as the perspective and relations between sculpture and observer in this process keep changing as well. With this participatory approach the energy and uniqueness of her works also bear witness to her orientation towards the human dimension: the dance sculptures of the Geometric Ballet rely on the liveliness of the actors that operate them. The limitations of their basic shapes are thereby experienced as challenging by the actors. On the one hand, their movements are determined by the shapes of the costumes, and on the other, Ursula Sax keeps challenging the actors to get creative and enliven her works, thereby establishing a certain relation between these and the surrounding space.
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