Spectral Rooms by William Forsythe
German artist William Forsythe is not simply an installation artist, he is first and foremost known as a dance choreographer. This site-specific work, Scattered Crowd, takes the visitor into a dreamlike, fairy-tale-esque landscape. Raised in New York and principally trained in Florida with Nolan Dingman and Christa Long, Forsythe danced with the Joffrey Ballet and later the Stuttgart Ballet, where he was appointed Resident Choreographer in 1976. Over the next seven years, he created new works for the Stuttgart ensemble and ballet companies in Munich, The Hague, London, Basel, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Paris, New York, and San Francisco. In 1984, he began a 20-year tenure as director of the Ballet Frankfurt.
Forsythe has been commissioned to produce architectural and performance installations by architect-artist Daniel Libeskind, ARTANGEL (London), Creative Time (New York), and the City of Paris. His installation and film works have been presented in numerous museums and exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial (New York), the Venice Biennale, the Louvre Museum, and 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo. His performance, film, and installation works have been featured amongst others at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the Migrosmuseum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, The Museum of Modern Art New York and the Hayward Gallery in London.