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City of Abstracts

William Forsythe
1949, New York, NY (US) – Frankfurt am Main (DE)

Video wall, camera, software
Courtesy of the artist
In the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)

Video software development: Philip Bußmann, Sven Thöne
Production Management: Julian Gabriel Richter

November 24. 2000, Opernplatz / Hauptwache, Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Hauptwache, 2000
Paris, Nuit Blanche, 2003       
Frankfurt, Städelmuseum, 2005
Zurich, Schauspiel Zurich, Central Station, 2005
Berlin, Sony Center Potsdamer Platz, 2006
Munich, Pinakothek der Moderne, 2006
Dresden, Neustadt, 2006
Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia Danza, 2007
Athens, Hellenic Festival, 2007
Rovereto, Museo di Arte moderna (MART), 2008
Toronto, Mobile Version, Luminato, AGO, 2008
Seoul, Nam June Paik Art Center, 2008
Columbus, Wexner Center for the Arts, 2009               
London, Tate Modern, Fabric, Sadlers Wells, 2009
Monaco, Grimaldi Forum, 2009
Hamburg, Kampnagel, 2010
Admont, Stift, 2010
Montpellier, Musée Fabre, 2010
London, Hayward Gallery, 2010
Budapest, Hungarian National Gallery, 2011
Taipei, Arts Festival, 2011
Amsterdam, Holland Festival, 2012
Essen, Folkwang Museum, 2013, , 2019, 2020
Frankfurt, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, 2015
Istanbul, Design Biennale, 2016
Boston, ICA, 2018
Sao Paulo, SESC Pompeia, 2019
Houston, MFAH, 2019
Linz, Kulturquartier, 2019
Zurich, Theaterspektakel, 2020
Houston, MFAH, 2020
Kuopio, Dance Festival, 2021
Copenhagen, Dansehallerne, 2021
Hamburg, Deichtohallen & Kampnagel, 2021

As visitors approach the interactive video piece City of Abstracts, their images are projected onto a screen, inviting interaction as their bodies are melded into a dance of stretched and spiraled forms.