Field Works visual Note Nook about my interaction with PISO proyecto as guest to their Practica sessions during my "voyage to Puerto Rico "
During my visit to San Juan , Puerto Rico, I meet at a PISOproyecto organised event before xmas : http://youtu.be/AgYm1lJy13s Noemí Segarra , a dancer that after fithteen years of living abroad between Venezuela and New York has decided to stablish herself back in her home town .
She invited me to "direct /drive/ conduct" PISO's practica sessions for a week and what its been uploaded here are just some visual testimonials of such experiences ...
During those days , and as part of my own ways of seeing it was very interesting to feel how main issues about my practice where overlapping and sort of slightly modified .. it happened both ways and it was great to see how infectious the interaction was between everybody ...
In my own world.. the whole day will have a motion related to place and movement but also to space and site specific ..
picturing them , them picturing me ,sharing , perceiving at a determinate space and time .
A Piso , is a floor , and dancers know what a dance floor means . She has deconstructed the dance floor and made it portable and placeable in alternate spaces behond the dance usual millieus .
There are a few elements at play when practicing PISO , and urban interaction is a very important one.
So there is a very strong connection between what concerns Noemí and my self , even though we deal with them on different unique levels , never the less what is in common is also very visible. We had a great chemistry and I can say that from all the people I meet in San Juan ( art practice related) Noemí was the one that "got me" immediatly and who actually was able to understand and see the vast dimension of my very subtle gestures during my small participation at her event.
We both come from "dance" , and we both had challenged the practice , it was exciting to meet a dancer for the first time in ages ( almost 20 years) that had inspired me so much.
I proposed all the partcipipants very basic exercises based on the idea of field work note book inspired on my own practice and the fanzine like photocopy of the Documenta publication of Michael Taussig on the subject that I was carrying with me since I had photocopied it at MACBA library to take it with during my trip to Colombia just before arriving to Puerto Rico .
For Noemí , to picture wile participating of the sessions is a part of the whole practice and has the same performative values...
Natalia Muñoz Paraliticci
Iván Acosta Dos Santos
an special tumbler site dedicated to Piso Esther : http://piso-esther.tumblr.com/