with John Sorensen-Jolink
May 3, 2018
Curatorial agency Hotel Particulier is pleased to announce the first presentation of _ HOME UNIMPROV, a new series exploring the performative home beyond the notions of function, comfort, and esthetic, as well as the influence that architecture and de- sign have on the social constructs of our society. The first presentation will feature the work of dancer-turned-designer John Sorensen-Jolink who is the founder and designer of the design studio Coil + Drift and will take place during NYCxDESIGN.
_ HOME UNIMPROV will feature Unconscious Forms, Sorensen-Jolink’s new three-channel video installation exploring the body and its interaction with its designed environment through three sequences of choreographic dialogues, where the lines are blurred between human and non-human forms, subject and object, creator and resource. The video work was made in collaboration with photographer/videographer Charlie Schuck and features performers Marla Phalen and Stephen Xue with choregraphy, set and object design by Sorensen-Jolink. Alongside Unconscious forms, a collection of short digital editions is to be released exclusively on Sedition starting May 16th, 2018.
As part of HOME UNIMPROV, Hotel Particulier will present an exclusive series of 3 performative chair limited editions based on the original Soren chair by John Sorensen-Jolink for COIL + DRIFT. For these editions, Sorensen-Jolink reimagined the Soren’s shape, focusing on scale of the chair’s minimal arc-shaped back rest using the choreographic principle of negative space. The entire series will be on view at HOME UNIMPROV and will be activated by an art performance during the opening reception on May 16.