Hybrid Dance

Spring / Summer 2013

The hybridization of dance and visual arts has played a significant role in the emergence of today's new artistic practices. Hybrid Dance theme gives centre stage to works emerging from collaborations between artists, choreographers, and dancers that have given rise to new objects, expressive forms, and practices. This issue confirm the long-standing interest of esse in practices whose scope lies beyond that of the visual arts.







Current Issue


We now face a global water crisis. Warning signs are flashing everywhere about the increased desertification of the Earth, the industrial pollution of water resources, and the over-exploitation of aquifers. Faced with such a bleak portrait and the fact that environmental and humanitarian challenges are dependent on economic issues and interlinked policies, which are framed by complex laws, the influence of art is relatively modest. Nevertheless, alongside civic actions that we should actively do, artists can give back to water its symbolic and sacred value. Taking a poetical approach to water, the artists and theorists in this issue navigate between aesthetic forms, activist actions, and metaphor-rich analytical thinking. Adopting a resolutely critical perspective, the articles refer to artworks that try to raise awareness about water pollution and climate issues, envisage a restorative justice, and offer new horizons of hope.