Additive Inverse

William Forsythe, 2007
1949, New York, NY (US) – Frankfurt am Main (DE)
in collaboration with Philip Bußmann

Wooden box, fog, videoprojection
Courtesy of the artist

Performance version:
Dancer Alessio Silvestrin

Production: The Forsythe Company /
21_21 Design Sight / Tokyo

Music: Thom Willems
Producer: Julian Gabriel Richter

April 7. 2007, 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo

Tokio, 21_21 Design Sight, 2007
Dresden, Festspielhaus Hellerau, 2007
London, South London Gallery, 2009
Seoul, Arko Art Center, 2010
Frankfurt, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, 2015

This choreographic object blurs the boundaries between sculpture,drawing and film. Three projectors screen one circle each into a basin filled with fog. The precise superimposition of the circles creates a minimalistic drawing that materializes into a three-dimensional body with the tiniest movement of the fog. The viewers are asked to preserve the integrity of the form by moving through the room very carefully and thus voluntarily diminishing the influence of their own presence on the immediate atmosphere.