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View of “Massimo Grimaldi,” 2013.

Massimo Grimaldi

Team Gallery | Grand Street

View of “Massimo Grimaldi,” 2013.

“Okay, now, to the music this time—both groups do your dinosaur heads.” As part of “Chorus Lines,” his second solo appearance at Team, Italian artist Massimo Grimaldi transformed the room into a functional dance studio, partly cladding it in mirrors and allowing troupes to use it for rehearsals. On my visit, Holly Heidt’s company was in residence, six young women hashing out physical responses to outwardly impenetrable directions such as those above—and doing so without much concern for gawking passersby.

In Grimaldi’s formulation, the dancers were acting as “agents,” inflecting viewers’ experience not only of the site they occupied but also of the other works on display. Their energetic presence certainly made it difficult to focus on the remainder of the exhibition, which consisted of a set of digital slide shows presented on wall-mounted pairs of iPads; four small,

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