touch (skin). colour (muscle). fold (bones)
for touch, colour and fold
As an integral part of the exhibition touch, colour and fold, Goda Budvytytė has invited choreographer and performer Ula Sickle to propose a series of guided sessions within the exhibition space. Inspired by a somatic approach to movement, as well as hypnosis techniques, Sickle will lead three different guided sessions that diverge from the primacy of sight, the sense which graphic design discourse is primarily concerned with, and will reconnect the act of perception through and with the whole body.
Drawing a parallel with the exhibition’s themes of touch, colour perception and folding, Sickle focuses on three different “systems” of the body: the skin, the muscles, and the bones. Making a link between the physicality of the book and the body, the guided sessions will explore tactility, the effect of colour on muscular tissue, the folding of paper as the folding of the body and the limbs. Participants will be guided beyond the pre-eminent position of the visual into real and imagined spaces where they can experience a more embodied process of perception.
Ula Sickle’s sessions will include an open reading and interpretation of the contributions by photographer Rasa Juškevičiūtė and writer Bernardo José de Souza, entangling their different practices and visions with her own.
Friday, February 25, at 6.30 pm
Saturday, February 26, at 3.30 pm
colour (muscle) [sold out]
Friday March 25, at 6.30 pm
Saturday, March 26, at 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm
Thursday, May 12, at 5.30 pm
Friday, May 13, at 6.30 pm
ULA SICKLE (Toronto, 1978) is a choreographer and performer based in Brussels. With a background in contemporary dance, she works across disciplines, drawing inspiration from the visual arts as well as from contemporary music. Sickle’s practice mainly focuses on a choreographic and somatic approach to movement, investigating perception and reception, specifically in and through the live performance situation. She is currently a PhD researcher at KU Leuven University and Luca School of Arts in Brussels. Her work has been presented in many international venues including: Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bozar and Wiels in Brussels; Wiener Festwochen, Vienna; Tanz im August and CTM festival Berlin; les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis and Le 104, Paris; as well as the Serralves museum, Porto.
RASA JUŠKEVIČIŪTĖ (Vilnius, 1984) is a creative director, photographer and fashion filmmaker based in Paris. Her work is documentary and multi-layered at the same time, combining fashion, fine art and activism. Juškevičiūtė draws creative inspiration from the energy of co-working and clairvoyant dreams. After pursuing a Master’s degree in Multimedia Arts, she founded an independent artist and filmmaker collective in Vilnius—Super8 Picnic in a Hand—and participated in many group exhibitions and screenings in various galleries and contemporary art centers throughout Europe. Currently a contributing artist for SHOWstudio, founded by Nick Knight, Juškevičiūtė collaborated with brands, personalities and periodicals including Chanel, Egyboy, I-D Vice, Lorde, LV, M, le magazine du Monde, Paco Rabanne, Perks And Mini, among others.
BERNARDO JOSÉ DE SOUZA makes exhibitions, writes and investigates contemporary art. Former Artistic Director of Fundação Iberê Camargo, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, he now works as an independent curator based in Madrid. De Souza was part of the curatorial team of 19th Biennial of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil, held in São Paulo in 2015, and also a member of Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy’s curatorial team in the 9th Mercosul Biennial | Porto Alegre Brazil in 2013; from 2005 until 2013 he worked as the Director of the Department of Cinema, Video and Photography at the Secretary of Culture of Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Access to all sessions is free of charge and is limited to a maximum of 10 participants each.
All sessions will be held in English and will last approximately 1.5 hrs.
Anybody can participate. No prior or specific training is required. The sessions are open to those with reduced mobility or any disability, please communicate in advance when booking.
During the practice participants may be invited to lie down on the floor and to close their eyes. Please be sure to dress in comfortable clothing.
To take part, book by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by the day before, indicating the date and time of the session you would like to participate in.
Participation is allowed only to visitors in possession of the green COVID-19 certification obtained after completing the vaccination or recovery cycle, and with FFP2 mask. The green COVID-19 certification is not required for children under 12 years old.
With the support of the Flemish Community.