Against the Wall – Paula Chaves

Against the Wall  is a performative slippage from the horizontal to the vertical plane via climbing techniques, dance, video & sound. Various technologies such as screens, billboards, canvases, political propaganda & borders use walls as their site for existence. The wall embodies not merely an interface for indirect communication between (non)citizens, but also a lubricant for social (non)interaction and an effective medium for consolidating power structures in the public realm.

Duration: 15 min


Colombian choreographer Paula Chaves obtained her degree at SNDO -school for new dance development- at the University of Arts in Amsterdam, city in which she now works as an independent artist, activist and teacher. In her artistic research she re-appropriates & embodies popular culture aesthetics & technologies while inter-waving, exposing &/or juxtaposing it with social critic, gender theory & post-colonial narratives.



Choreographic Creation: Paula Chaves, Music creation: Nadia Bekkers, Video Creation: Winston Nanlohy