Batya Zamir

February 24, 1973 at 20:30 112 Greene Street/Workshop

Exhibition Description

“The concert at 112 Greene Street was performed nude to enable the viewer to see the ligaments, tendons, and musculature that created the movement. I felt that since everyone has a body, there would be greater identification and understanding for the viewer in seeing how kinesthetic movement takes place. The intimacy created between myself and the audience helped them to pick up the sculptures and place them on the dance area so that I could use their decisions to extend the range of movement of the dance. There was no asking involved. As I picked up some of the forms, other people began to pick up the sculptures and either hand them to me or place the sculptural forms in the dance area.” [Batya Zamir]

Excerpted from Brentano, R., & Savitt, M. (1981). 112 Workshop, 112 Greene Street: History, artists & artworks. New York: New York University Press.


Related Material

Invitation for Richard Van Buren, Off the Wall, and Batya Zamir, Dancing, 1973