Artist: Analivia Cordeiro
Exhibition title: Bodygraphies (Corpografías)
Curator: Claudia Giannetti
Date: 30.03.2023 – 18.06.2023
Place: CAAM – sede principal (planta 1). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. España.
Hours: de martes a sábado de 10 a 21h. y domingos de 10 a 14h.
The title of the exhibition brings together under one concept the two transversal aspects of Analivia Cordeiro’s œuvre: body and graphein. The exhibition is divided into two thematic sections—Poetics of Movement and Architectures of Movement—that group the works according to the artistic research processes and their formal results.
A transdisciplinary and experimental artist, Analivia’s research on the movement of the human body constitutes the main axis of her work in the most diverse areas: dance, choreography, performance, photography, sculpture and painting, as well as media art—video, networks, participatory and interactive installations.
Since her first computer-based video dance pieces conceived starting in 1973, the incorporation of audiovisual and computer technologies as research and production tools, as well as notions of mathematics and geometry, allowed her to revolutionise both the languages of choreography and of the dance for the camera. These works pioneered the computer writing of movement notation programs to generate choreographic compositions, as well as definitions of video camera positions during recording of the performance. The costumes and scenery were designed by her accordingly. Starting in 1983, together with Nilton Lobo, she programmed an innovative computerised system for capturing movement and its three-dimensional representation called Nota-Anna, which to this day is being used in her productions exhibited in the Architectures of Movement section.
This exhibition presents for the first time in Spain a selection of the most representative works of her career created between 1971 and 2022. Likewise, the historical sketches and drawings, together with the documents exhibited here, contribute to the understanding of her research processes. A selection of her portraits taken by renowned Brazilian photographer Bob Wolfenson from 1987 to 2020 complete the profile of the artist.
Analivia Cordeiro starts from the body to go further into the world of movement notation and its codification, not to restrict herself to their formalising rules, but rather to expand them and, once modified, to re-embodied them in art.