When we touch something, what do we know of it? What can we learn about one another, about ourselves, through such proximities? Included in this exhibition are sculptures made of clay, others made of plaster, and a 16mm film. These are hard and static objects–born out of closeness, out of presence and absence. Somewhere there is a residue. Every Little Bit Hurts reflects on embodiment, response and how forms contain relationships.
Screening of Darkness Silence Touch by Lindsay Ljungkull & performance by Zoe Kreye (w/ Dance Troupe Practice & Gabriel Saloman)
October 8 @ 7pm
Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front
As part of the current exhibition Every Little Bit Hurts, Western Front is pleased to present a screening of Darkness Silence Touch by Los Angeles-based artist Lindsay Ljungkull, followed by a performance by Zoe Kreye.
Lindsay Ljungkull’s Darkness Silence Touch (16mm/performance, 25 min, 2006) is a three-part film in which the artist plays a record live on a turntable, interviews her future self at the back of the audience, and ultimately rejects performance in, ironically, the most traditionally performance-related section of the three sequences.
Following Ljungkull’s screening, Vancouver artist Zoe Kreye will present a performance extending from her installation currently on exhibit in the Western Front gallery. Kreye will join in collaboration with participants from her recent workshop, Dance Troupe Practice and artist Gabriel Salomon.
The exhibition Every Little Bit Hurts is on view at the Western Front until October 24, 2015. For more information, please visit front.bc.ca
Zoe Kreye creates interdisciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public space. Her work looks to engage the public in relations and aesthetics, with the goal of building inclusive, bottom-up associations that have the potential to be small catalysts for change within dominant social systems. Often looking outside the realm of art, her projects take the form of clubs, workshops, rituals, dialogues and journeys. Her focus is to encourage people towards self-reflection and a deeper engagement with themselves and society. Recent projects include Unlearning Walking Club (Unit Pitt, Vancouver), Unlearning Weekenders (<rotor>, Graz, Goethe Satellite, Vancouver), Soft/Union (The Apartment, Vancouver), Eat Talk Connect (City of Richmond) and Überlebenskuns.klub (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin). She completed a Masters in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar, specializing in community engagement and participatory strategies, and co-founded the Process Institute, an artist collective based in Berlin. She currently lives in Vancouver and teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University.
Lindsay Ljungkull is a Los Angeles-based artist and editor who works in photography, film and video. She received a BFA from Otis College of Art & Design and an MFA from the University of Southern California. Her films and videos utilize the first-person narrative structure in order to directly address the viewer and explore memory, translation, self-performance and narrative. Her films have screened at venues including Freewaves at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Artists Television Access, San Francisco; Show Cave, Los Angeles; and the 2006 Frieze Art Fair in London.
Anne Riley (b. Dallas, TX) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Vancouver. Her work explores different ways being and becoming, touch, and Indigeneity. Riley is Cree and Dene from Fort Nelson First Nation, and received her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. She has exhibited both in the United States and Canada. For the past year she has been in a working mentorship with Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist LAIWAN, supported by the British Columbia Arts Council.
Zoe Kreye’s project co-presented by Live Biennale.