What came first: the dance or the sphere of bamboo? This question is about to take major billing at Noguchi Museum, as the Long Island City sculpture center presents Maria Blaisse‘s Breathing Sphere, a month-long exhibition of a computer-controlled, motorized sphere of woven bamboo. The display creates a spatial and formal dialogue with Noguchi’s existing pieces, and Blaisse’s structures, which are presented by slowLab at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery. The Dutch artist will be on site this Saturday for a dance that will place two bamboo structures in their proper display spots. She will also participate in a Q&A on the topic of “Slow Ecology.” On Sunday, Blaisse will run an open studio from 11 am to 1 pm when, she’ll do some dance improvisation with a bamboo sphere.
Details: Maria Blaisse: Performance and Conversation, Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, December 6th, 1 pm, free.
Bonus details: Maria Blaisse’s Maria Blaisse: Breathing Sphere, on exhibit from now until January 4th, 2015.
Photos: Noguchi Museum