Thursday, 17 April 2014

Mapping abstracted conversations: Dance and Bruegel


Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Pissing Against the Moon, 1558.  Musée Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp / "Pissing against the moon" essentially means wasting one’s time in futile activities.
PIETER BRUEGEL THE ELDER| Pissing Against the Moon (1588)


Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Pissing Against the Moon, 1558. Musée Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp. Accessed on line on 18/04/2014: http://www.pinterest.com/thora81/europe-from-middle-ages-french-revolution/ 
 This suite of paintings by Breugal are held in the permanent collection of the Musée Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp. 

I'm terribly glad that I decided to return to Belgium, after visiting Documenta 13, to specifically see the Musée Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp.

BREUGEL, Musée Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp
The following is a link for Le Nederlands Dans Theatre au Cinema work titled, 'Shoot the moon':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwSUTU58fzI

Le Nederlands Dans Theatre au Cinema (LDN): I'm thrilled to read and to watch dance that appears to be directly inspired by one of Breugal's work and/or stem from the same proverb. I can only image the thrill my friend Gwen must experience when he gets to light LDN and similar contemporary dance companies.

The proverbs depicted in the panels above continue to provide me with great solace. These works have helped me construct a more pragmatic vista on what is currently happening on Australian shores.

Dreaming: The opportunity to see all 12 panels turned into a series of dance works by LDN would send me flying in true Dulle Griet style to a travel agent. 
  



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