Monchichi

Dance performance poster with handmade artwork

Project description.

This is a fictional student brief to create alternative artworks to promote an existing event or performance.

I chose to create a set of posters to promote a dance piece by my favourite dance duo, Wang Ramirez. Monchichi is a mash-up of hip-hop and tanztheater inspired by the lives of Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez, the dancers themselves.

 

Project goal.

To illustrate the flowing and electrifying movements and interactions between the two dancers without using performance photographs.

 

Materials.

ring magnets, iron filings, origami paper, camera

 

Design solution.

The patterns of iron filings manipulated by magnetic fields embody the push-pull dynamic of human interaction — the cycle of attraction and repulsion.

 

Visual keywords.
— LIAISON
— ELECTRIFY
— WRESTLE