Art Young Artists 2019

Miles Greenberg Explains How Experience Can Be Sculptural

In Miles Greenberg's recent ballet, Eine Romanze, performed this spring at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, a small glimmer of intimacy is stretched: two black, possibly queer people cross a train platform and notice one another. One turns, just as the other has turned away, and they both keep walking. He slowed this interaction down to last eight hours, for three days straight. The vastness of the missed connection multiplies. It’s a lesson in various impossibilities: “I set rules into a space, with an installation of some sort, with an idea that I want to talk about. These rules come about, and then the execution of them and the mistakes that happen, the human error—those discrepancies are where I find my nirvana.”

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