Slowset was exhibited at the group show, Futures of love at the Magasins Généraux in 2019.

The Slowdance is nearing extinction. We must act with urgency! Here is our call to arms to nurture and revive that classic courting ritual.

The contemporary dance and music world have turned their back on this mystical, awkward but pragmatic way to encounter the “object of your desire”! How many of our parents met on a dancefloor? How many movies share this nostalgia? These days we are “too cool for school”, our gaze fixed downwards on clever phones and screens missing the human life in our proximity. We all need a little push of encouragement to get up from our chair and ask bravely to that guy or that girl over there, to dance with us.

We went back to Berlin, renowned for its techno, mono dancing scene.We cast teenagers to come along to our neo futuristic set which acted as a kind of “quarantine zone” where they could practise the art of the Slowdance without ridicule.

Slowset

The Slowdance is nearing extinction. We must act with urgency! Here is our call to arms to nurture and revive that classic courting ritual. The contemporary dance and music world have turned their back on this mystical, awkward but pragmatic way to encounter the “object of your desire”! How many of our parents met on a dancefloor? How many movies share this nostalgia? These days we are “too cool for school”, our gaze fixed downwards on clever phones and screens missing the human life in our proximity.

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