2006, Fri, May 262006, Sun, May 28

Michel Groisman and Gabriela Duvivier (Rio de Janeiro)

Sirva-Se - Help yourself

Michel Groisman | Sirva-Se | Copyright: Dani Dacorso

Michel Groisman | Sirva-Se | Copyright: Dani Dacorso

Performance artist Michel Groisman stages his body in moving sculptural images, and encourages visitors to become involved with one another in inter-actions, which include their arms, legs and feet. In "Sirva-Se," the co-performers, following Groisman’s and Duvivier’s directions, attach cups to their bodies. They now have to find out how they can “help themselves” to pour water from one cup into another. The water thus becomes an element simultaneously generating and reflecting the dynamics of the body movements.

Michel Groisman, who made a guest appearance with his body studies at the first ever IN TRANSIT, has participated in festivals and exhibitions all over the world, including the MoMa, New York, the Shoreditch Gallery, London and National Museum of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro. Gabriele Duvivier is a painter, performer and lecturer.