Performing the museum trip. Interactive application for site-specific dance project
A choreographer and dancer Adam Weinert in the frameworks of the MoMA’s programme 20 Dancers for the XX Century (2013) reconstructed and re-enacted Ted Shawn’s choreographic compositions of the thirties. In the course of preparations and examinations for the project, he discovered that MoMA, abandoning own policy of the treatment of living artists’ works, handed over Shawn’s works — offered by himself — to other institutions. Therefore in the second phase Weinert’s project assumed the form of a technologically assisted intervention. The artist, using a mobile application, created and made available to spectators a virtual installation. According to Weinert, the visitors gained the possibility of seeing Shawn’s dance performances exactly where they should be presented. In my paper, I discuss the meaning of the project. Was the aim of the artist’s action aesthetic, political or cognitive? Did Weinert present the site-specific screendance, choreograph the movement of the visitors, or create an interactive guide to the museum space?