Limited Celestial Space was commissioned for the galleries as a development of a dance performance called Andante, first performed at The Lowry as part of our Developed With The Lowry artist development programme.
‘Limited Celestial Space extends our interest in minimalism and perception, and in creating sensorially rich non-narrative choreographies.
As we prepared to extend and re-think Andante for the galleries, we became interested in how the word ‘temple’ refers to a special space, cut out or marked for observation. We imagine Limited Celestial Space to be this kind of ‘special space’, marked for a contemplative experience, but not necessarily a comfortable one.
We like to think of you as an audience in something choreographic: in which your movement and stillness are framed and shaped by the architectural environment.’
— Igor+Moreno, October 2019