Research process involving dancers, botanical material, and non-botanical material, 2020.
Evolving out of an existing practice of experimental floral arrangements, Nemerofsky has undertaken a research process into the creation of large scale, time-based floral compositions involving performers.
The first series of studies began through artistic dialogue and experimentation with dancer Stephen Thompson, where the two explored methodologies for expanding Nemerofsky’s floral aesthetics to involve human bodies.
The research took place at the Fondation Fiminco, where Nemerofsky is currently artist in residence. The process ended with an open rehearsal attended by fellow residents and staff of the Fondation.
Videos of the process filmed by artist Carlos Franklin were edited into three short Études, commissioned by Grand Union, Birmingham for a special web-based presentation.
The Études are accompanied by a text by curator Seán Elder, who is following the process and dialoguing with Nemerofsky with plans for a live staging of the resulting work in Birmingham in 2021.