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Love the Daily Work

12 — 25 November 2018

Merce Cunningham Dance Company in TV Rerun. Photo by Jack Mitchell, 1972

LOOP Barcelona and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation join the Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration with an exhibition of his video works at the Barcelona Pavilion. The selection will feature work that Cunningham made over forty years, developed in collaboration with artists such as John Cage, David Tudor, Robert Rauschenberg and Charles Atlas and testimony to their common interest in space and technology. Among the films presented is Assemblage, a recently re-released piece shot in 1968 in San Francisco. The exhibition also includes Cunningham classics like Merce by Merce by Paik, Westbeth and Channels/Inserts. Film and video offered Cunningham new ways to explore movement, as well as a different perspective on the anatomy of his dancers. Cunningham considered film one of the four events that led to large discoveries over his six-decade career as a choreographer.