I designed this book, containing Andrea Codrington's essay "Modernist Malice," to address two distinctly separate arms of modernism: dance and architecture. While modern architecture is characterized by its sharp edges, cold materials and stoic formations, dance is often associated with softness, fluidity and grace. After collecting photos of renowned international performing arts centers, I searched for images of modern dancers whose movement drew formal connections to these architectural landmarks. By layering the corresponding images with a transparent vellum, I unhinged the traditional perceptions of these artforms and illustrated that dance may be rigid and forceful, and it may be housed in a space designed with roundness and whimsy.

 

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