At once wireframe and sculpture, Polytope engages a open-ended dialogue with visitors and turn into a physical drawing meandering in the air. The lightness of the structure affords that every gesture of the participant gets reflected and augmented by the sculpture. The dialogue evolves in constant transformation and flow. A haptic exploration-conversation where one becomes choreographed by the other.

Polytope descends from an investigation on elastic and pliable structures that can provide a full-body experience. Participants show a myriad of approaches and embodied languages. Polytope embraces diversity, curiosity and spontaneity through every participation.

Polytope has been presented at FILE, São Paulo (Brazil, July-August 2018); at Charlama Art Gallery, Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina, February 2017); at Korzo Theater, The Hague (Netherlands, January 2017); at Schema Art Museum, Cheongju, (Korea, July 2016); at Playful Arts Sessions: Bodies at Play, Den Bosch (Netherlands, June 3rd 2016); Cinekid, Amsterdam (Netherlands, October 2015).

Ludmila is an artist, designer, scenographer and sometimes performer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and based in The Hague, Netherlands since 2009.

Soundscape and sensor developed by Rob Bothof, for the version presented at FILE SP 2018, with support from Stroom Den Haag. (Cover photo by Camila Picolo)

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November 29, 2018