Captum Biomorfe is a series of nine marble and cast quartz resin furniture pieces created by Jonathan Hansen, an artist and furniture designer who has created collections for Ralph Rucci, Thom Browne, Baccarat, among others and has an education in 18th & 19th century classical furniture. The presentation of this series was conceived as a three act sculptural installation, in which the individual pieces emerge as artifacts from a live performance.
The installation and performance articulate, with human movement, music, and light, the clarity, captivity, and freedom that are embodied in the sculptures. The performance is directed by Shane Drake, with original choreography by Elena Vazintaris, set to an original score by Les Tinges, and the five dancers (Ehizoje Azeke, Nicole Von Arx, Jeff Docimo, Stephanie Crouissant, and Matilda Sakamoto) are costumed by NOT by Jenny Lai. The performance took place October 12 - 13 at Ideal Glass Studio, a former glass factory turned industrial art space on the Lower East Side.
Jonathan partnered with Milan-based factory owner Antonio Rillosi, whose specialization in high quality fabrication in stone and metal were a natural compliment for the production of Series, whose departure was classical Roman sculpture.
It was a thrill to be a part of such innovative storytelling. Thank you to Jonathan Hansen and Elena Vazintaris for bringing together such exciting collaborators! Here's a sneak peek from the performance - I look forward to sharing more photos and video as they come out!
For more information on the artists:
Jonathan Hansen: jonathan-hansen.com
Shane Drake: shanedrake.com
Elena Vazintaris: elenavazintaris.com