The Movement Exhibit has been presented in Art Basel Miami 2013 and Art Frieze NYC 2014. This performance can happen inside or outside of public spaces. 

This gallery/warehouse/site specific exhibition invites audiences to travel through. Several satirical movement installations using shadows, elevators, performers on a glass ceiling, dancers as moving canvases and rotating sculptures, and harnessed dancers as pedestrians on a wall convey comfort in alienation, consciousness of rich men's tricks on society, liberation of being forgotten by those you never wanted to be around, and not wanting to go back to the life you never wanted again. A human sized chessboard with dancers as pieces explores feeling and being not what people are looking for. In 'The Dress', a woman chauffeurs people she's tired of helping get ahead of her. Zero gravity and underwater installations explore perseverance without options while drowning in failure and trying to succeed more than actually succeeding. Pendulum and Yoyo movement installations convey waiting for too true of a situation to end, how the best love hurts the most and surrendering to desire with nothing left to lose. Each non-committal installation adapts to the space.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Sims

jennifer@exhibitmovement.com

The Fountain

The Fountain

Since we go to fountains to make wishes, the movement is based on what we individually want most as we wish in this abandoned desolate fountain. This performance makes it easy to utilize little preparation time. It's like going to a fountain to leave it all there to pray/wish as a last resort. Maybe it'll come true, maybe it won't. Though, we don't want to leave the fountain knowing we didn't give everything for this wish. Therefore, we can use everything that may not work. The music I envisioned with this piece was/is 'On the River Cheremosh (Ukraine)' by A Hawk and A Hacksaw, though the sound of the accompanying rain was inspiring in the moment despite it's physical setbacks. October 1, 2016 Buehl Stadtgarten

dress trailer

This video is a trailer for 'The Dress'.

The Dress (2013)

The Dress (2013)

A dress train of indifferent men and women are dragged/chauffeured by a preoccupied woman in heels through the space while their synchronized idiosyncratic movements evolve. The idea conveys how indifferent people are to taking advantage and being taken advantage of by each other, the comfort of riding coattails and how we somehow still chauffeur people ahead of ourselves.

The Dress (2013)

The Dress (2013)

-List of Exhibitions of 'The Dress': Invited to present in Liquid Cities & Temporary Identities | Finland June 10, 2013; Molt Speculative Identities, Berlin July 20-31, 2013; Project Gallery Toronto NO SWIMMING Exhibition July 23-31, 2013; Choreography on the Edge Festival, New York August 2-3 2013; Art in Odd Places, North Carolina November 1-2 2013; Select Fair in Art Basel Miami December 5-8, 2013; Project Gallery Toronto APERTURE Exhibition February 27, March 5, 2014; NY Art Frieze through Select Fair May 9-11, 2014; Azores Fringe Festival June 2014

'The Balloon Leads...'

'The Balloon Leads...'

(presented in France June 2011) exploratory photos from new piece 'The Balloon Leads' from the Movement Exhibit by Jennifer Sims and Melodie Gonzales

'Orchestra'

'Orchestra'

(performed in La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy June 2010) In the overall theme the Conductor wants to bring the music to life. The dancers are the instruments that make the music greater than expected in the end. Some instruments want to be more than they are conducted to be amongst other instruments content with conforming to the Conductor. The instruments’ duet layers in the music are articulately personified through movement interaction using compositions by living composers. The posh costumes are similar to the structure of the instruments the dancers convey. The orchestra of 54 dancers is set upon ascending quarter round symphony risers.