VENICE BIENNALE DIARY MAY 24

At the moment Laura has a solo project called NEU MA that researches the body as an instrument and the breath as control. She says, ‘The main interest of this research is to connect the physical manifestations to new technologies, transforming the performer into a complex interactive tool.”

May 24
Today I manage to sleep enough and I’m full of vitality and optimism. Summer has also finally arrived. I meet my friend, the wonderful Venetian-based dancer and artist Laura Colombian, who is prolific and intrepid, she just completed a residency at in Canada’s Banff, at New York’s Mothership and Laura sometimes performs with my improvisation ensemble Assembly. We performed together numerous times last September in Venice during my exhibition Perspectives in Motion.

At the moment Laura has a solo project called NEU MA that researches the body as an instrument and the breath as control. She says, ‘The main interest of this research is to connect the physical manifestations to new technologies, transforming the performer into a complex interactive tool.” Recently her research has moved towards the octopus intelligence and the theme of waste. She is also starting a new project, releasing a weekly video titled ‘Unemployable’ with a sensory/embodied/body-based experience of her state now as a dancer.

For more information visit: https://www.lauracolomban.org/

Mariana Alvierez and Laura Colomban performing during Perspectives In Motion, 2018
Mariana Alvierez, Claire Zakiewicz and Laura Colomban performing during Perspectives In Motion, 2018
Marcus Cummins, Mariana Alvierez, Claire Zakiewicz and Laura Colomban performing during Perspectives In Motion, 2018
Claire Zakiewicz and Laura Colomban performing during Perspectives In Motion, 2018

Photos: Mark Edward Smith

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