In this video, experimental choreographer Melinda Ring holds auditions for a fully imagined but never to be performed work specifically designed for Martin Kersels’s sculpture, 5 Songs .
In this video, 2010 artist Martin Kersels recreates seminal moments of performance art with Playmobil figures on a miniature model of his Biennial sculpture, 5 Songs.
Sculptor Martin Kersels plays impresario for the evening, drawing on his interest in performance, movement, and space. His work investigates artistic process and often consists of pieces that reveal the method of their making. For his public program Kersels weaves together music, theater, poetry, and dialogue and allows the public to participate in the event’s creation.
My Turn invites artists to create programs for the Whitney’s public that are an extension of and informed by their own artistic processes and methods. Taking their contributions to 2010 as a point of departure, six Biennial artists explore key aspects of their practice to create distinctive evenings of performance, discussion, demonstration, and engagement.