Panama Pictures invited visual artist Isabel Cordeiro, vertical dance collective Ropes Aligned and sound artist Gemma Luz Bosch (from Amsterdam-based dance and performance platform WhyNot) to rehearse in our studio for a fortnight.

At the end of their residency, on Friday 25 August at 5pm, they will present the try-out of Unfolding Multitude, a co-creation in which visual art, aerial dance and ceramic sounds come together and defy gravity.

What’s that mass throbbing and humming in the air? An organism of some sort? A shrub, a sea urchin, a swarm of bees? 

A multitude. A suspended entanglement of bodies and ropes. They hold each other knotting limbs and hands and heads and armpits and toes and wrists. Softly grappling, they seek support and offer rest to each other.

In slow descent the entanglement unravels releasing the bodies, one by one. While drawing the connected ropes —the umbilical cord, the tentacle, the kundalini, the life support— bodies reveal their individuated mission, which unfolds in sound, dance and in the engagement with the surrounding materiality. The intelligence of the multitude is articulated.

Everyone is welcome to come and watch the try-out of Unfolding Multitude on Friday 25 August at 5pm in the Panama Pictures studio (Beverspijken 5c, 5221 EE ‘s-Hertogenbosch). The presentation lasts about 30 minutes and concludes with an after talk.