What is the relationship between the body and the public space, and what happens when we break with the existing codes? Melissa Schriek's photo series, The City is a Choreography, raises questions that are more relevant than ever now that the question of who the public space belongs to is topical. Can the city decide this for its residents at all? Pavements, squares and parks are turning out to be too small for the social distancing society, now that we need more of these than ever. Schriek explores the ways in which the urban environment can be perceived both via the eyes and with the body, and she encourages people to take up space. She playfully experiments with bodies claiming their place in astonishingly elastic poses.
Check out the online presentation on the website of Holland Festival.