Saturday 31 March - Saturday 30 June 2012
CCA is into its seventh year of its exchange programme with the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres in Québec (CALQ). Each year one Scottish and one Quebecois artist engage in a three-month exchange, focusing on contemporary music, sound installation, audio art and media arts sectors.
During her residency at CCA, Marilou Lemmens will use a variety of forms and media, including storytelling, graphic elements and shadow play, to explore three distinct sites of observation in political economy: the armchair, where conjectures are made; the field, where data is collected; and the Cartesian plane, where economic phenomena is represented and analysed.
Part of the CCA exchange programme with the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres in Québec (CALQ) and Productions Réalisations Indépendantes de Montréal (PRIM).
Until it is totally destroyed, unrecognisable
Performance: Friday 1 Jun / 7pm / FREE
Until it is totally destroyed, unrecognisable is a performance that combines a continuous flow of improvised actions and precarious sculptural arrangements alongside an original score recited by two performers. Invoking a world on the edge of economic crisis and collapse, the piece generates a peculiar urgency, the suggestion that the performers, the materials, and the viewers are on the brink of immanent failure.
The piece was developed by Marilou Lemmens, in collaboration with Richard Ibghy, while in residency at the CCA.
Tools That Measure the Intensity of Passionate Interests Publication Launch and Screening
Wednesday 27 Jun / 6pm / FREE
Tools That Measure the Intensity of Passionate Interests is a publication produced by Marilou Lemmens in collaboration with Richard Ibghy, while in residence here at CCA. The book consists of original emblems, each combining a picture, a motto and a textual snapshot, which work together to forge a form of philosophical inquiry, between cultural critique and aesthetic production.
The launch will be presented alongside a screening of video recordings of recently completed performances that combine a continuous flow of improvised actions and precarious sculptural arrangements alongside original libretti recited by performers.
This project is supported by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and the Québec Government Office in London.