«Ouvrir le temps (Times to be opened)» is a subtle conversation between the dance of Eva Klimackova, the regard of the visual artist Laurent Goldring and the poetry of Ghérasim Luca. An enigmatic liaison is created between gestures and words: serious and absurd, between appearance, disappearance and disfigurations. To feel, to move, to perceive, to say becomes suddenly the operations to discover the infinite strangeness of human being. The deformed and strange beauty of the movement is perfectly resonant with the way that Luca sculpts and cut the language. Eva Klimackova and Laurent Goldring share the same need for quality, in the movement as much as in the image. It is on this basis they created “Times to be opened”, continuing the researches of Eva Klimackova for a totally personal vocabulary of movements, and those of Laurent Goldring on other possible visions of the body. “Times to be opened” is this specific time needed to dig deeper into movement and vision and it is this time that is proposed to the spectator.
Eva Klimackova is a dancer, choreographer and teacher born in Slovakia, based in Paris since 2001. She studied in the Academy of performing Arts in Bratislava (1995 – 2000) and in the Dance department of the University Paris 8. For many years she has been practising Contact improvisation, Tai chi chuan and Body Mind Centering.
She participated in divers projects, in collaboration with other dancers, musicians, visual artists, actors, circus artists and choreographers in the following countries: Slovakia (Anna Sedlackova, Studio tanca, Milan Kozanek, Kata Mojzisova, Marta Polakova…), Czech republic (company Dejadonné – Simone Sandrony, company Duwadance), France (Kubilai Khan Investigations, Laurent Goldring, Faustin Linyekula, company Petite Fabrique, cie Dernier soupir …), Belgium (company Dame de Pic – Karine Ponties, David Hernandez, Lise Duclaux) …
She teaches regularly Contemporary dance, Improvisation and Contact improvisation: in Paris ( Ménagerie de verre, Rencontres chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Micadanses, Canaldanse), in CCN d’Orléans – Jozef Nadj, in Grenoble ( Le Pacifique – CDC ), in CESMD La Rochelle and Poitiers, in Brussels (Espace catastrophe, Lasterstudio, Jett), in Prague (ProArt, Dot 504, Druna), in Slovakia (Elledanse and Lab1 in Bratislava, National conservatory in Banska Bystrica), in Vietnam (National conservatory), Centre Arhea in Bellac (people mentally disabled), for Studio Kabako (Congo)…
In 2007 she founded the company E7KA (based in France) and created following performances: Alzbeta Hlucha (2007), Alzbeta (2008), Ivanuska (2009), Touch.ed (2011), the diptych MOVE / (2013) in collaboration with Laurent Goldring Ouvrir le temps (2016), PURE / (2017) and TRACES (2019) presented in France, Belgium, Slovakia, Czech republic, Slovenia, Germany, Latvia, HongKong.
Following philosophy studies at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) and City College (New York), he turned to artistic work intersecting the fields of visual arts, video, photography and cinema. His work garnered immediate interest. A personal exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 2002 curated by Christine Van Assche, a portrait by Jacqueline Caux followed by two articles by Laurence Louppe and Laurent Goumarre in Artpress; an interview with Cyril Beghin and Stéphane Delorme and a piece by Françoise Parfait added to growing recognition.
He was quickly featured in major events: Venice Biennial (Der Bau and Collective Jumps, 2016), Garage, Moscow (Collective Jumps, 2016), Le Bal (Cesser d’etre un, 2016), Jeu de Paume (Broken Loops, 2014), MOMA PS1 (La Rencontre, 2014), Gulbenkian Foundation (Sculpture mobile #4, 2002), Musée National d’Art Moderne (Expo N°26, 2002). Today Laurent Goldring features in prestigious collections including the Musée National d’Art Moderne (Sans titre acquired in 1989, Petite chronique de l’image (1995/2002) acquired in 2003, 24 images seconde acquired in 2013). His images from the world of dance have influenced many choreographers. He was directly involved with the creation of shows by Xavier Le Roy, Blut and Boredom, Ectoderme and Self-Unfinished (1996-1998), and by Maria-Donata d’Urso, Pezzo 0 (uno and due) (2002). He then co-signed work with Benoit Lachambre, Saskia Holbling and Louise Lecavalier the rrr… (reading readings reading) pieces, (2001), Is you me (2008) and Squatting Project (2012-2016). With Germana Civera he created Figures (2008), with Isabelle Schad, Unturtled (2009/2012), Der Bau (2013) and Collective Jumps (2014), and with Eva Klimackova, Ouvrir le temps (2014). After exhibitions at Le Bal (Paris) and Garage (Moscow), in 2017, the Palais de Tokyo exhibited a monumental installation of his body loops videos.