Restructure

by Victor Quijada

synopsis

Artist Gustavo Godoy’s large-scale sculptural installations are site-responsive, informed by both the surrounding environment and the body’s potential relation to the work. Made of industrial materials such as plywood, Plexiglas, and florescent lights, their dynamic constructions invite a physical experience–for one to climb, sit on, and even walk through. Godoy’s sculpture at the plaza of the Music Center is acting as a structural armature, an object specifically purposed for dance movement, with built-in ramps and passageways that the dancers interact with and perform on. Many of Godoy’s architectural sculptures are made largely with materials recycled from his other artworks. The new sculpture utilizes pieces that were originally part of Fast-formal Object: Flayed White, the artist’s monumental work formerly installed at the Wex- ner Center for the Arts. The audience will gain a fresh appreciation of the space and relationship between sculptural form and the human body, when activated by the dancers’ interaction with the sculpture.

ABOUT THE WORK

  • Choreography: Victor Quijada
  • Music: Jasper Gahunia
  • Premiere: The Music Center's Plaza - Dance Camera West Festival 2014

"BODYTRAFFIC moved like a mesmerizing human jigsaw puzzle that unfolded to engrossing effect on a jungle gym built for adults."

- Christina Campodonico, Los Angeles Times, July 2015

Special thank you to donors Karen and Nathan Sandler.

RESTRUCTURE is a co-commission by Dance Camera West and The Music Center.