« Move. Choreographing You » explores the fertile cross-currents flowing between contemporary art and dance over the past fifty years. Bringing together seminal artists and choreographers, the book charts their shared interest in everyday movements, balance and the passage of our bodies through space. Beginning in the 1960s with Allan Kaprow’s « Happenings » and the collaborative performances created by dancers and artists at New York’s Judson Church, « Move » chronicles a crucial turn in the development of contemporary art that has become increasingly important in recent years as a growing number of artists have used dance and performance to explore the choreography, and scripting, of routine behaviours. Much of this art also aims to give us an expanded awareness of how we can physically interact with our environment, using our entire bodies (and not just our heads) as a tool for gaining experience and knowledge. It comes with contributions by leading scholars including Andre Lepecki, Susan Leigh Foster, Peggy Phelan and Stephanie Rosenthal and over 150 images of key works.
Featured artists and choreographers include: Janine Antoni, Pablo Bronstein, Trisha Brown, Tania Bruguera, Rosemary Butcher, Boris Charmatz, Lygia Clark, Trisha Donnelly, William Forsythe, Simone Forti, Dan Graham, Anna Halprin, Christian Jankowski, Isaac Julien, Allan Kaprow, Mike Kelley, Michael Klien, Xavier Le Roy And Marten Spangberg, Wayne Mcgregor, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Joao Penalva, La Ribot, Tino Sehgal, Franz Erhardt-Walter, and Franz West.