Virtual Choreography is an interactive online platform working as an open database of movements, a 'world gesture map' that allows the audience to visualize and upload several recorded motions created by themselves.
Record your gesture.
Upload your video in YouTube.
Register and create your account.
Share your video into the map.
Virtual Choreography is an open database of movements, a ‘world gesture map’ that allows the audience to visualize and upload several recorded motions created by themselves. A project that has continuation in different cities and countries around the world. People from differing communities in the area are chosen for their behavioral characteristics based on observing their normative social and private behaviors
In Virtual Choreography participants are asked to record themselves for one minute completing their gesture which will then be uploaded to the website and form part of the exhibition. The work references the One Minute Sculptures of Erwin Wurm and is transformed into what Antolí refers to as One Minute Social Choreography.
Through dissemination of the recorded videos, a network of created gestures is highlighted. As the participants are asked to re-perform their daily gestures, movements that were once natural take on a new significance. The participants’ daily movements become absurd; their willingness to re-perform these depletes their social power and hierarchies of power become obsolete. Here, the term choreography is democratized as everyone who performs becomes a dancer.
There is also a notion of exchange within the work, exchange between the camera and the performer, exchange between the artist and the collaborators and the literal exchange of movements in the city. Through this exchange, Antolí aims to map the archaeology of the area and provoke new ways of thinking surrounding the perception of dance and identity.
Rosana Antolí is a visual artist based in London. Her practice is multidisciplinary, moving across drawing, painting, sculpture and video, embracing always a performative methodology within it. Antolí obtained her MA in Performance and Sculpture at Royal College of Art in London in 2015. From 2015 until 2017 she was a selected Member of Royal British Society of Sculptors (UK).
Rosana Antolí’s work is exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, having been commissioned among others by: Tate Modern Museum (London, UK), CentroCentro Cibeles Palace (Madrid, ES), The RYDER (London, UK), Pompidou Museum (Malaga, ES), Da2 Museum (Salamanca, ES), AREBYTE (London, UK), Lehmann+Silva (Porto, PT), Josée Bienvenu Gallery (New York, USA), Artium Vitoria Museum (Vitoria, ES) , CCEC (Córdoba, AR), Pierogi Gallery (New York, USA), Delft Museum (Delft, NL), Zabludowicz Collection (London, UK), BBVA Foundation (Madrid, ES), Joan Miro Foundation (Barcelona, ES), CCEMx (México DF, MX), Sotheby’s London (UK), Wifredo Lam Museum (Cuba, CU) and CA2M (Madrid, ES).
She has been awarded among others with Generaciones Art Prize (Madrid, Spain, 2016), Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award (London, UK, 2015), Gasworks International Fellowship (UK-Colombia, 2015), 2015 MULTIVERSE Grant for Video Art Creation by BBVA Foundation (Spain, 2015), International Emerging Artist Award (Dubai, 2014) or Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s Grant (Spain, 2012).