Architectural device for Forsythe movement | left hand movement | collage of fake concrete walls | model 02
wood, dry wall, concrete, palette, video projection, projector, DVD player, 30 min. loop, sound
125 cm x 87 cm x 56 cm, Berlin 2006








Architectural device for a forsythe movement | left hand movement | collage of fake concrete walls | side





This installation is part of a series of collaborations between Welz and the Germany-based, American choreographer William Forsythe that stems from their shared interest in the writings of the late Samuel Beckett (Worstward Ho).

Welz first filmed Forsythe transposing a written phrase derived from Beckett’s prose. Welz then projected this video and created drawings based on tracing the movements of Forsythe’s left hand. These drawings became the blueprint for the sculptural system of freestanding, curved walls inspired by the unique cadences of Beckett’s writings. Through this progression from language to movement to line and, finally, to sculpture, the resulting installation explores both the physical and mental processes by which we perceive, and make sense of, the figure in space.












Architectural device for Forsythe movement | left hand movement | collage of fake concrete walls | model 02
wood, dry wall, concrete, palette, video projection, projector, DVD player, 30 min. loop, sound
125 cm x 87 cm x 56 cm, Berlin 2006








© Peter Welz 2018