#tbt to November 2011 and Gerard & Kelly’s Reusable Parts/Endless Love at Danspace Project. As the artists described the piece,
“[This work] began when Gerard & Kelly encountered an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum of Kiss, an artwork by Tino Seghal in which a man and a woman perform a slow, languorous embrace. Struck by the seeming ephemerality of the piece and its consistent boy/girl casting, the artists returned a number of times to learn its choreography. Under the watchful eyes of museum guards, they spoke into hidden voice-recorders the Kiss couple’s movements as they saw them.”
Watch an excerpt of the piece above & read a great 2012 article on the work by Jess Wilcox in Columbia University’s interventions journal.
Danspace congratulates Gerard & Kelly for winning the 2014 New York Dance and Performance “Bessies” Juried Award, “for the inspired use of a simple score of movement and text to create mesmerizing and moving duets in [their work] Timelining, and for bringing a fierce and rigorous intelligence to their work that never loses touch with the heart at its center.”