Loading...

Tauber Tanz / Deaf Dance, 2003

Installation, 30 x 50 x 10 cm
The installation Deaf Dance presents the tap dance troupe Bosanski Vidici, from the Glamoc region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose members are Bosnian immigrants to Düsseldorf. Traditionally, such tap dance troupes carry out choreographies without musical accompaniment. Holding hands, the dancers listen to the voice of the troupe's leader and follow his brief instructions to execute the steps and movements. The dancers wear costumers from the world of theatre, of different historical periods, instead of their traditional regional garments. By this means, Danica Dakic seeks to emphasise the themes of cultural identities and misunderstandings, disagreements and tensions that surround this subject around the world today.
Dakic thus uses dance as a universal language: "People say that dancing is universal, that everyone can relate to and connect with it”, states the artist.

During the course of the video, the Baroque images showing the bodies of the dancers in movement, with their feet and heads outside of the visual frame, become highly visually effective. As the artist herself explains, her goal is to focus attention on the details, on the tiny differences which have greater potential than sweeping views or panoramic effects.

Technical details

Original title:
Tauber Tanz / Deaf Dance
Registration number:
2753
Artist:
Dakic, Danica
Date created:
2003
Date acquired:
2006
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Installation
Media:
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 3 min 40 s and Cibachrome slide in aluminium box and fluorescent light
Dimensions:
30 x 50 x 10 cm (height x width x depth)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Cementos Molins
Copyright:
© Danica Dakic, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

The MACBA Collection features Catalan, Spanish and international art and, although it includes works from the 1920s onwards, its primary focus is on the period between the 1960s and the present.

For more information on the work or the artist, please consult MACBA's Library. To request a loan of the work, please write to colleccio [at] macba.cat.

If you need a high resolution image of the work, you must submit an image loan request.

Entering a museum starts at home or in a plane or in a tweet
Mark Wigley