Conceived originally as a backdrop projection for the dance performance Chorée, this video is in itself a study on choreography. The image source is the oldest Belgian film footage, Film Médicaux (1904) shot by Arthur Van Gehuchten, Belgian anatomist, neurologist and pioneer of clinical cinematography. The movements of hysterical patients are carefully reframed in a dignifying way.
Motion for Stockhausen was initially made as a part of Chorée, a dancepiece produced by Le Bureau des Arts with a choreography of Johanne Saunier and lighting by Jim Clayburg, with music by James Dillon performed by Garth Knox and music by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Renaud De Putter performed by Stephan Ginsburgh.
Previously on display at the following locations
- Monty Antwerpen (BE), Apr 7–Apr 8 2000
- STUK Leuven (BE), Nov 22 2000
- International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Jan 24–Feb 4 2001
- Argos Brussels (BE), Oct 5–Oct 12 2001
- De Velinx Tongeren (BE), Dec 20 2001
- Matrix Art Project Brussels (BE), Feb 13 2002
- Courtisane Ghent (BE), May 10–May 11 2002
- International Kansk Video Festival Kansk (RU), Aug 8–Aug 9 2002
- Festival Filmer à Tout Prix Brussels (BE), Nov 19–Nov 24 2002
- Smart Project Space Amsterdam (NL), May 6 2003
- Kino Kunstmuseum Bern (CH), Oct 24–Oct 24 2005
- Instants Vidéos Marseille (FR), Nov 28–Nov 28 2005