1979年出身的Siba Sahabi 是一名充满诗意的女性设计师，以前她曾给gooood分享过Between Two Rivers，这次她给大家带了5个“舞姿飘逸”的雕塑作品。
Siba Sahabi将舞蹈融贯到设计中，创造出五个抽象雕塑系列。该系列作品现正在阿姆斯特丹老教堂（Oude Kerk）的SALON展览中展出。
Siba Sahabi translates dance into design with a series of five abstract sculptures now on show at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam as part of SALON.
Tarab describes the emotional effect of oriental music on performers and the audience. This feeling formed the main inspiration for Siba Sahabi’s new work. After designing a dance costume, she then captured five different forms of the costume in motion and transformed them into sculptures.
东方舞蹈服装的发展深受东西方文化的相互影响。如女装设计师Poiret于1913年在法国设计了著名的灯笼裤。埃及舞蹈家Badia Mansabny受到好莱坞电影和卡巴莱歌舞表演（夜总会歌舞表演）的启发，于20世纪30年代将经典的肚皮舞服装（比基尼上衣加开口长裙）引入开罗。Siba根据传统的摩洛哥长袍为Tarab项目设计了一套舞蹈服装。这件蕴含传统风味的无袖长裙共有两层，外面的一层可以变幻不同的样式。现代编舞者Iván Pérez根据这套服装为东方舞者Sara Toscano编排了舞蹈动作。
East and West have impacted each other greatly regarding the development of oriental dance costumes. For instance, the couturier Poiret invented the famous harem pants in France in 1913. The Egyptian dancer Badia Mansabny introduced the stereotypical belly-dancing costume (bikini top combined with a long open skirt) in the 1930’s in Cairo, taking her inspiration from Hollywood films and European cabaret. For her project Tarab, Siba designed a dance costume adapted from the traditional Moroccan dress, known as a robe magique or magic robe. The long, traditional, sleeveless dress consists of two layers – in this way, a woman can wear the top layer in different ways. Based on this dress, the contemporary choreographer Iván Pérez developed a dance for the oriental dancer Sara Toscano.
Machinefabriek composed a song especially for the dance. Five moments of this choreography were then photographed and the still forms were interpreted into sculptures using 3D modelling. The result is five blue translucent sculptures that evoke movement. Each sculpture measures up to 70cm high, and is composed of up to 250 discs laser-cut from 3 mm-thick acrylic, joined with coloured resin.
A specially-commissioned film is screened alongside the exhibition of light sculptures. The short film entitled ‘Qaina’ features a dancer dressed in the robe magique sliding into a dreamy reality. The short film is dedicated to the historical female dancers who were known as Qainas. They worked as highly-educated slaves in the courts of the Ottoman Empire and played an important role in developing oriental dance throughout the centuries.
Tarab (the light sculptures) and ‘Qaina’ (the short film) are exhibited during SALON/Big Bang in the Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein 23, from 27 June – 28 August 2014.
This project is supported by Het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.