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La RibotFiche artiste 21/46

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Chorégraphe espagnole établie à Genève, elle défriche les genres, les techniques et les formes. Elle présente ses projets sur des scènes et dans des espaces d'expositions. Danseuse, performeuse, elle explore aussi beaucoup d'usages de la caméra vidéo, sur scène, pour des installations ou à partir d'images existantes.

Walk the Chair (2010)

Installation mobile et aléatoire composée de 50 chaises en bois pyrogravées.
Sur chaque chaise, le début de la citation est marqué par un anneau métallique.
Son installation Walk the Chair est présente dans toute l'exposition. Les chaises sont utilisées librement par les visiteurs. Un dépliant regroupe les citations pyrogravées sur les chaises, avec la mention des auteurs.

Another Pa Amb Tomàquet (2002, 12')

Vidéo où la caméra, qu'elle tient à la main, fait « corps » avec son mouvement et son corps.

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Pour La Ribot, tout est prétexte au mouvement, du corps, de la caméra ou de l'esprit. ...

Pour La Ribot, tout est prétexte au mouvement, du corps, de la caméra ou de l'esprit.

La Ribot, d'origine espagnole et vivant à Genève, est souvent présentée comme danseuse, chorégraphe et artiste live – mais même cette description très générale est un peu trop réductrice. C'est une artiste radicalement transdisciplinaire – en effet, les points de départ de ses projets sont le mouvement, le corps et la danse d'où elle tire sa substantifique moelle ; ensuite, elle adopte différents types de pratiques, de systèmes, de matériaux que son concept lui inspire. Donc, au même titre que la danse et la performance live, son travail peut également faire intervenir la vidéo, le discours, le texte écrit et la signature, des objets et des installations, ainsi que des expériences « relationnelles » impliquant la participation de collègues artistes ou de parfaits profanes.

Dans la vidéo Treintaycuatropiecesdistingueesandonestriptease (2007) La Ribot documente ses 34 Pièces distinguées (de 1993 à 2003), des performances en solo qui l'ont rendue célèbre. Elle comprend également les enregistrements favoris de l'artiste qui la montrent à différents moments de sa carrière et mettent en exergue diverses tonalités de son travail : humour, absurdité, extravagance et élégance ainsi que des aspects mélancoliques et dérangeants.

Dans Another Pa amb tomàquet (2002), présentée cet automne au CCS, elle utilise la vidéo comme outil expérimental au sein de la performance : un tournage réalisé avec une caméra portée par l'interprète elle-même, et qui présente la « vision » de tout le corps, pas seulement des yeux.

Walk the Chair (2010) utilise le meuble favori de La Ribot : la chaise pliante en bois, et invite les visiteurs de l'exposition à devenir eux-mêmes interprètes. Une série de chaises est proposée aux visiteurs, qui peuvent les déplacer ou s'y asseoir, aussi les lire puisqu'elles sont gravées de citations sur le mouvement et la notion du simple spectateur.

 

Rachel Withers, critique d'art et collabore au magazine Artforum International

Walk the Chair (2010)

move = change position/progress, develop/live in a different place/begin doing/change subject, time etc/change opinion/affect somebody emotionally/spend time with group/sell and get rid of/go very fast/make a formal proposal/leave a place. ...

move = change position/progress, develop/live in a different place/begin doing/change subject, time etc/change opinion/affect somebody emotionally/spend time with group/sell and get rid of/go very fast/make a formal proposal/leave a place.
DICTIONARY MC MILLAN

My first idea of movement, of dance, certainly came from the rhythm of the waves.
ISADORA DUNCAN

To movement, then, everything will be restored, and into movement everything will be resolved.
HENRI BERGSON

The swing of weight is the key to movement.
MARTHA GRAHAM

It is something strictly American to conceive a space that is filled with moving, a space of time that is filled, always filled with moving.
GERTRUDE STEIN

It's curious that beautiful things always have something to do with movement.
PINA BAUSCH

The style of a thought is its movement.
DELEUZE/GUATTARI

Laziness is the absence of movement and thought, dumb time, total amnesia.
MLADEN STILINOVIC

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it.
MARTHA GRAHAM

“woman movement” it was a celebratory movement, full of optimism for the empowerment of women in the cause of social reform.
ANN DALY

There is no doubt, in the inert world, the wave moves, and therefore sometimes communicates. It moves matter, it moves energy and it moves information. The wave thus emits, receives and communicates.
JORGE WASENBERG

Movement is lyrical and emotional expression, which can have nothing to do with words.
ISADORA DUNCAN

Some individuals never develop the public side of their personality and, as a consequence, they can never fill a public space.
EDWARD T HALL

The spectators become the organisers of their impulses and of their aesthetical experience. Through catharsis, they internally mobilise unexercised aggression or anesthetised eroticism.
ADOLFO VÁSQUEZ ROCCA

I dream of an exhibition that's not stationary, in constant movement.
BORIS CHARMATZ

In the case of human beings, the sense of space and distance is not static.Their perception of space is dynamic since it is related to action rather than to what can be seen through passive contemplation.
EDWARD T. HALL

To dream of moving in an exaggerated way in public, signifies some unexpected good fortune will come to you.
DICTIONARY OF DREAMS. ED. LTD

My dear, you must never do what everybody does.
ISADORA DUNCAN MOTHER

When the roles of author, actor and spectator are not clear for any of the people playing those roles, then something interesting begins.
GILLES JOBIN

Promiscuity usually implies a very intense sensorial life.
EDWARD T. HALL

One must introduce in the diagnostic of our times, a kinetic and kinesthetic dimension because, without such a dimension, all discourse about modernity will completely bypass that which in modernity is most real.
PETER SLOTERDIJK

kinetics = the science that studies movements and the changes they cause.
DICTIONARY MC MILLAN

Containing no art objects as such: the art was experienced as a surrounding rather than a picture or sculpture to be looked at—a surrounding which engaged the visitor with things to move, switches to manipulate, obstacles to climb, and food to eat.
ALLAN KAPROW

Don't look for the meaning, look for the use.
LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN

Artistic practice is always related to another person and at the same time it constitutes a relationship to the world.
NICOLAS BOURRIAUD

It's time to increase the responsibility of the observer.
ALLAN KAPROW

A genre of participatory and socializing art has developed in response to perceived fragmentation within society.
SALLY O'REILLY

Borges says that reading is much more civilized than writing.
Gide was reading Bossuet while going down the Congo.
ROLAND BARTHES

To speak of the body of course, is a verbal deception.
ANNE DALY

Writing is itself violent. It is, in fact, the violence of writing that separates it from speech, reveals the force of inscription in it, the weight of an irreversible trace.
ROLAND BARTHES

READ THIS WORD THEN READ THIS WORD READ THIS WORD NEXT READ THIS WORD NOW SEE ONE WORD SEE ONE WORD NEXT SEE ONE WORD NOW AND THEN SEE ONE WORD AGAIN LOOK AT THREE WORDS HERE LOOK AT THREE WORDS NOW LOOK AT THREE WORDS NOW TOO TAKE IN FIVE WORDS AGAIN TAKE IN FIVE WORDS SO TAKE IN FIVE WORDS DO IT NOW SEE THESE WORDS AT A GLANCE SEE THESE WORDS AT THIS GLANCE AT THIS GLANCE HOLD THIS LINE IN VIEW HOLD THIS LINE IN ANOTHER VIEW AND IN A THIRD VIEW SPOT SEVEN LINES AT ONCE THEN TWICE THEN THRICE THEN
A FOURTH TIME A FIFTH A SIXTH A SEVENTH AN EIGHTH.
VITO ACCONCI

I think a lot about "space writers" - the writers who get paid by how much they write. I always think quantity is the best gauge on anything (because you're always doing the same thing, even if it looks like you're doing something else), so I set my sights on becoming a "space artist".
ANDY WARHOL

The viewer became a reader an active participant.The readers had to make or deduce the art experience for themselves.
TONY GODFREY

Language exists only when heard and spoken.
JOHN DEWEY

Walk… I definitely must, to invigorate myself and to maintain contact with the living world, without perceiving which I could not write the half of one more single word, or produce the tiniest poem in verse or prose. Without walking, I would be dead, and my profession, which I live passionately, would be destroyed…Without walking, I would not be able to make any observations or any studies at all… On a lovely and far-wandering walk a thousand usable and useful thoughts occur to me. Shut in at home, I would miserably decay and dry up. Walking is for me not only healthy and lovely, it is also of service and useful. A walk advances me professionally and provides me at the same time with amusement and joy; it refreshes and comforts and delights me, is a pleasure for me, and simultaneously, it has the peculiarity that it allures me and spurs me on to further creation, since it offers me as material numerous small and large objectivities upon which I later work at home, diligently and industriously. A walk is always filled with significant phenomena, which are valuable to see and to feel.
ROBERT WALSER

Walt Whitman in a book is alive, but Walt walking, dancing is LIFE!
GORDON CRAIG

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU

There is no single correct way of walking. Anyone's method is appropriate for that person. Walking, like eating, drinking, telling stories, smiling, getting dressed and undressed, and even some kinds of patterned dancing, provided a wealth of material to explore.
STEVE PAXTON

Walking becomes a method of remembering as participants pace about reciting texts.
SALLY O'REILLY

Motion was the act of putting one foot in front of the other and allowing himself to follow the drift of his own body.
PAUL AUSTER

The folding chair was once an icon of design revolution. H. Meyer's 1926 had two, one unfolded, one folded on the wall ready for deployment.
CASEY MACK

Folding furniture can be folded into a shape or position that uses less space.
DICTIONARY MC MILLAN

It is always changing. It has order. It doesn't have a specific place. Its boundaries are not fixed. It affects other things. It may be accessible but go unnoticed. Part of it may also be part of something else. Some of it is familiar. Some of it is strange. Knowing of it changes.
ROBERT BARRY

This distance between object and subject that creates a more extended situation, for physical participation becomes necessary.
ROBERT MORRIS

If knees bent the other way, what would chairs look like?
ROLAND MAGDANE

Chairs are the signs of the absence and the ersatz of the human person. They represent shallowness and the impossibility of communicating. They constitute obstacles to the liberty of movement.
NORBERT SERVOS

A common folding chair – the type often used in parks and other public spaces – evokes the masses and breaks with behavioural conventions, that go against the chair's normal usage and the comfort of the body.
SALLY O'REILLY

Because of the chair's intimate relationship with the human body, the names of its parts, seat, back, arms – describe the human form.
RAY HEMACHANDRA

I had a dream, all art-objects in the world, millions and millions of them became alive and they all ate us.
LA RIBOT

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