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Lawrence Malstaf

Sa 20.04.24 | 5:00 PM
Sa 20.04.24 | 6:00 PM
Sa 20.04.24 | 7:00 PM
Sa 20.04.24 | 8:00 PM
Sa 20.04.24 | 9:00 PM
Sa 20.04.24 | 10:00 PM
Free admission
DURATION:  20 minutes


* Free admission from 5.00 pm to 10.30 pm.
* 20-minute performances at 5.00 pm, 6.00 pm, 7.00 pm, 8.00 pm, 9.00 pm and 10.00 pm.
* The venue will remain open to the public between performances.

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An exhibition featuring vacuum-packed bodies.

 

Twoo large, transparent plastic sheets and a device that gradually sucks the air out from between them leave the body (in this case the artist himself) vacuum-packed and vertically suspended. The transparent tube inserted between the two surfaces allows the person inside the installation to regulate the flow of air. As a result of the increasing pressure between the plastic sheets, the surface of the packed body gradually freezes into multiple micro-folds. For the duration of the performance the person inside moves slowly and changes positions, which vary from an almost embryonic position to one resembling a crucified body.

 

The work of Lawrence Malstaf (1972, Bruges, Belgium) is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve physics and technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.
Lawrence Malstaf has received several international awards in the field of art and new technology. He is also well known as an innovative scenographer in the dance and theatre world.
He currently lives and works in Tromsø (Norway) & Oudenaarde (Belgium) and exhibits internationally.

 

Performers: Gisela Arimany, Aryadna Cabrera, Noni Chorrero, Ian Dominguez, Regina Fernandez, Salvi, Axel Valldaura

 

https://www.lawrencemalstaf.com/

 

Lawrence Malstaf is represented by Tailleur Art Office

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