Choreographer and artist Maria Hassabis’ PLASTIC, a live installation at MoMA, occupies the Marron Atrium and the wooden staircase between the fourth and fifth floor galleries. If you are visiting the museum, it’s hard to avoid walking by the dancers; you might even feel as if you could trip over any one of the dancers.
You’ve heard of slow food, well this piece is like slow dance. Some might liken PLASTIC to watching paint dry. I would say, it makes you hyper-aware of your own movement through space, at least during the period of time you are watching the dancers. This is an installation that requires you to slow down, be patient and wait for it.
*it might seem from these photos that the dancers are moving all the time, but that is not true. The dancers move extremely slowly and there are periods of time when there is no movement at all.