Inspired by the post-industrial romanticism of the city of Berlin, An Historical Tracing and Reproduction of the Motion between the Human Body and Industrial Artefacts is a dance piece for one body and five industrial objects. Against the background of the increasing immateriality of work, choreographer I Jung Lim proposes a radical (re)consideration of the relationship between the body and industrial artifacts by undermining concepts of identity, function, mechanics, and materiality.
Lim transforms studies and theories from industrial psychology into choreographic material, interwoven with Rudolf von Laban’s research on dance and industry and Donna Haraway’s visions of natural-technical evolutionary narratives.
As the first of a series of choreographic explorations in industrial contexts, the piece can be seen as an investigation between dance as art and dance as physical culture, questioning the dualism between organic and inorganic, between artificial and natural, between dance and work, and offering a contemplative and intense visual experience.
Choreography and Artistic Director: I Jung Lim
Theoretical and Dramaturgical Support: Elena Basteri
Project Manager: Tammo Walter
Technical Operator: Paolo Combes
Technical Advice: Eitan Riegel, Christian Keilig
Poster & Brochure: Gregor Schreiter
Photography: Senya Corda
Funded by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa Berlin
Supported by: Boels Verleih GmbH Berlin Tiergarten
Stiftung Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen / Deutsche Tanzfilmproduktion GmbH
Lehrstollen und Infozentrum Stadt und Bergbau in Kamp-Lintfort
Koreanisches Kulturzentrum in BRD e.V.