2013. 128 pp., 85 ills.
24.30 x 28.50 cm
Minimalist dance, notations, works in fabric, and assemblages—the highly nuanced oeuvre of Noa Eshkol
Noa Eshkol (1924–2007) was a remarkable personality, creative and versatile. In collaboration with Avraham Wachman, the daughter of the third prime minister of Israel developed a system of notation for dance in order to capture “ephemeral” dance movements and thus lend them an enduring form. When a member of the Noa Eshkol Chamber Dance Group served in the military during the Yom Kippur War, the choreographer began creating wall carpets made of found or donated uncut pieces of fabric. Over the course of the years Eshkol made collages out of a wide range of fabrics and patterns—from the remnants of uniforms to kaffiyehs—elaborate figurative or abstract compositions that her dancers later sewed together for her. Her unusual tapestries shed light on a unique relationship between modern art and dance.
Exhibition schedule: Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, November 20, 2013–March 23, 2014