Performance 15: On Line/Xavier Le Roy
02 - 06 Feb 2011
Xavier Le Roy. Self Unfinished. 1998. Performed at The Museum of Modern Art, 2011. © 2011 Yi-Chun Wu/The Museum of Modern Art
MoMA’s Performance Exhibition Series presents a program of live performance and dance in conjunction with the group exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century. The dancing body has long been a subject matter for drawing, as seen in a variety of works included in this exhibition. These documentations show dance in two dimensions, allowing it to be seen in a gallery setting. But if one considers line as the trace of a point in motion—an idea at the core of this project—the very act of dance becomes a drawing, an insertion of line into time and the three-dimensional space of our lived world.