Red Oxygen is a performance installation and exhibition about interwovenness, the restorative power of breath and a metaphor for the oxygen that the artist needs. Throughdance performances of 40 minutes each, choreographer Pé Vermeersch examines the importance of breathing and the connection between the vulnerability of the earth and the body. The lamentation, as an extension of breathing, is given a special place. The performance loops take place in the middle of an exhibition of monumental red berber fabrics and visual work by contemporary artists. Red Oxygen came about as an aesthetic, healing rearrangement of the paradoxical Covid-19 pandemic.
This danced exhibition is the result of a long collaboration between choreographer Pé Vermeersch and art historian Paul Vandenbroeck, creators of among others the unique exhibition and experience ENCOUNTERS (2017) in the MAS, Antwerp.
Choreography/concept: Pé Vermeersch/Paul Vandenbroeck
Dance/performance: Pé Vermeersch, Mira Walschot, Noelia Abenza Barceló
Participating artists: Linda Vinck (mixed media), Christophe Denys (painting), Pé Vermeersch (video, installatie), Saskja Snauwaert (lace art), Peter Clasen (soundscape), Anita Evenepoel (costumes), Paul Demets (poetry)