Choreographer Rebecca Davis was responsible for the choreography of Marina Abramović’s piece Luminosity, and Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla’s work Revolving Door, which have been presented at the Live Art Exhibition 14 Rooms in Basel. She has been part of the “Rooms”-project since 11 Rooms. In this conversation with Mirjam Baitsch (Fondation Beyeler), Rebecca Davis provides us with an insight into the choreography work for performance artworks. Specifically, she talks about the rehearsals for both performance works, the different challenges for her and the performers in each performance, and what she likes about the project.
In an upcoming video of our 14 Rooms series, we speak with one of the performers of Marina Abramović’s piece Luminosity.
14 Rooms: Interview with Choreographer Rebecca Davis, Basel (Switzerland), June 12, 2014. Interview: Mirjam Baitsch (Fondation Beyeler). Video: Karolina Zupan-Rupp, Heinrich Schmidt.
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For 14 Rooms, curators Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist invited fourteen international artists to each activate a room, exploring the relationship between space, time, and physicality with an artwork whose “material” is the human being. 14 Rooms was presented by Fondation Beyeler, Art Basel, and Theater Basel, in an architectural environment conceived by the architects Herzog & de Meuron.