New Space and MARCH present the PER FORMA Laboratory.
Choreographers and architecture students were asked to devise a form for four major architectural treatises and texts written in the 15th through the 20th century: those by Antonio di Pietro Averlino (Filarete), Nikolai Gogol, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier. The mixed team was to produce a performance based on one of the texts: they were to decide whether to read the text literally or metaphorically, use it as a synopsis or source of inspiration. The only condition was that the text should not be put aside and forgotten, but constitute the core of the performance.
A supervising architect from among MARCH teachers was assigned to every team.
One week was given for preparation.
At the end of the week, on every Sunday in February, the studios are to present their performances merging architecture, dancing and text in the New Space of the Theatre of Nations.
The laboratory will organize four meetings with well-known contemporary Russian artists, among them Irina Korina, Katya Bochavar, Dmitry Krymov and Ksenia Petrukhina. Three lectures to be read by Russian architects – Eugene Asse, Andrey Chernikhov and Kirill Asse – will complement their monologues on art.
Project supervisor: Eugene Asse
Maria Pokrovskaya – Filarete
Sergei Sitar and Oksana Sarkisyan – Gogol
Natalia Kuzmina and Sara Levi – Loos
Narine Tyutcheva – Le Corbusier
Maria Siukaeva – Filarete Pavel Glukhov – Gogol Nikita Chumakov – Loos Tania Chizhikova – Le Corbusier