Taking inspiration from Henri Matisse’s Dance, Hold hands and dance in circles: may I have this dance? is an invitation... Read More
Taking inspiration from Henri Matisse’s Dance, Hold hands and dance in circles: may I have this dance? is an invitation to participation, communion and cooperation in this crazy and happy dance that is LIFE.
Created as one, the 12 pieces constitute a puzzle of hands that hold each other in a circular and complex composition. Like a choreography of a frenetic dance, the round like shape formed by the hands separates two different environments: the interior and the exterior of the chain of hands. As if we were over looking the whirling bodies in Matisse’s painting but in Hold hands and dance in circles: may I have this dance? the green grass becomes a red shade under the delicate fabric of the artwork - inside of the cord of hands, there’s a different ground to step in. The game in between inside-outside, opened-closed, is intentional and accentuated by the colouring like negatives way of painting.
The hands are taken from @subwayhands, an Instagram page filled with photos of random hands of random people in the subway in New York. These hands, taken from a moment of transition, of motion, are everything but static.
As holding hands is as delicate as doing flesh and bones knots, in this piece the realm of sewing goes beyond the canvas itself: people are sewn together by this 12 pieces that act like 12 needles or 12 knots of the same thread.