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Oh, Tongue

Simone Forti - Oh, Tongue
The notebook of American dancer and choreographer Simone Forti, in which she shares her poetry as well as her thoughts on dance, the body, writing, the state of the world… The publication includes an interview with Forti by Annie Suquet, and an afterword by poet and Fluxus artist Jakson Mac Low.
American dancer and choreographer Simone Forti (born 1935 in Florence, Italy) has been a leading figure in the development of contemporary performance over more than fifty years. Artist, choreographer, dancer, writer, Forti has dedicated herself to the research of a kinesthetic awareness, always engaging with experimentation and improvisation. Investigating the relationship between object and body, through animal studies, news animations and land portraits, she reconfigured the concept of performance and dance. Forti emigrated from Italy with her family via Switzerland to Los Angeles in 1938, where she subsequently studied for four years with choreographer Anna Halprin and has since spent most of her life. She joined the experimental downtown art scene in New York during the emergence of performance art, process-based work and Minimal Art and spent a fruitful time in Rome in the late 1960s, where she used the spaces of L'Attico to study and perform. Her work is seen as a precursor of the famous Judson Dance Theater—a group of artists experimenting with dance, including Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton, and Yvonne Rainer—and Minimal Art, although she prefers to be referred simply as a "movement artist."
Forti has worked with artists like Dan Graham, Robert Whitman, Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg and composers like Charlemagne Palestine, Peter Van Riper, and La Monte Young.
Postface by Jakson Mac Low.
Interview with Simone Forti by Annie Suquet.
Translated from the English (American) by Christophe Marchand-Kiss (original title: Oh, Tongue, Beyond Baroque Foundation, 2003).

Published with the Geneva University of Art and Design.
 
published in May 2009
French edition
15 x 21 cm (softcover)
176 pages
 
17.00
 
ISBN : 978-2-84761-968-3
EAN : 9782847619683
 
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