Listen to a curated playlist by artist Lothar Götz, who created the joyful public artwork Dance Diagonal on Towner's exterior, and has this year collaborated with us to publish a book about its impact across the town.
"I love music, along with clubbing and disco dancing. Obviously, I’m a big fan of David Bowie, as well as many funk music groups, and so thought about how exciting it would be to combine music and dance with visual arts.
But, at that time [when I was a student], it was kind of always seen as, ‘oh, you have to make a serious decision if you want to be a serious abstract painter, you must be very intellectual and all this, you can’t include any thoughts about disco dancing in your work.’
Then I discovered Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet and thought, ‘Oh my God, this is great — it’s about movement.’" - Lothar Götz in conversation with Noelle Collins in the Dance Diagonal book
Read more from this conversation on the Towner Blog. The Dance Diagonal book is available to purchase from Towner Shop.