Thierry De Mey Counter Phrases – interactive installation and film (2004)
Installation – vernissage
Thierry De Mey Counter Phrases – / interactive installation and film (2004)
In conversation with Thierry De Mey
Exhibition open from 17–23 May 2015, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thierry De Mey is associate artist at Charleroi Danses, the Choreographic Centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation
When dance and music meet, it is generally about the approach taken by a choreographer who chooses to dance to existing music. 'Counter Phrases' came from the desire to produce the reverse approach by offering images and dance movements to a number of composers in order to inspire and create a musical composition.
Ten shorts by Thierry De Mey set to music by ten composers with ten danced phrases choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and performed by Rosas. These ten films encapsulate the best of De Keersmaeker and De Mey’s collaboration: twenty years of assiduously practicing variation, of perpetually inventing algorithms, filters, and formulae that twist movement and space according to the capricious mathematics of pleasure. All of this is filmed in exquisite flower-filled gardens and under impressionistic drizzling rain.