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The archive of gestures

Galerie UQO
Rémi Thériault | House of Commons
Chris Snow

Hanna Sybille Müller collected gestures that were performed by the gallery’s staff when an exhibition was being prepared, inaugurated or discussed, and she composed them in a score. Working with each staff member, she discussed how their gestures should be performed. The choreography is an accumulation of the staff’s physical gestures over a 5-year period performed in one day.


Moving through the archive


The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault participated in the project Se mouvoir dans l’archive / Moving through the archive, a production by Galerie UQO with choreographer, dramaturg and dancer Hanna Sybille Müller. In the fall of 2019, director/curator Marie-Hélène Leblanc invited Hanna Sybille Müller to work with…


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Trailer – Moving through the archive

Excerpts from Moving through the archive, Bouncing off the archive and The archive of gestures

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The dis/embodied archive

In the gallery’s refined space, Sybille Müller dances the embodied and disembodied archive in five movements. Through words and dance, the artist takes us through different timelines of the gallery’s history.

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Bouncing off the archive #3

Archive #3 presents a mysterious video in which Hanna Sybille Müller again dances with Lauren Semeschuk and Nate Yaffe. The video captures seeing the other dancing and being seen dancing, to transform gestures made in the pared-down space of the gallery, filled only with chairs….


Bras de plomb de Paul-André Fortier activé dans l’initiative MAGDANCE 5 art + dance + archive de la Mackenzie Art Gallery

For more information visit the French version of this article: https://espaceperreault.ca/fr/collection/bras-de-plomb-de-paul-andre-fortier-active-dans-linitiative-magdance-5-art-dance-archive-de-la-mackenzie-art-gallery/