The Argentinian artist questions the relations
between bodies, architectures and materials in urban, domestic and
institutional spaces. She destroys social ceremonies, paying attention
to the smallest of our self preservation instincts. Through subversive
thoughts and illicit actions, furniture´s disassembly and sabotages
filmed by a hand−held camera, her work − videos, sounds, installations,
photographs and actions − put the public in the heart of her chaotic
practice and her borderline position.
On the occasion of
Crache! −her first solo show in France− Luciana Lamothe presents a site
specific installation that will fill up all the Alberta Pane Gallery.
Both the ground and the stairs will be covered by cement dust. A thin,
diffused film, vulnerable to the feeblest wind blow, here becomes a
little heap, there a compact and bulky pile. Reminding a lunar
landscape, came out from the concrete mixer, the installation is
minimal and poetic. The artist gets a new possession of this remainings
of material and, thus, she invites us to participate to this
transformation. Spit. Spit! But spit!! she seems to tell you. The dust
could never become cement, unless someone humidifies it. An invitation
like that, with his potential realization, changes the visitor´s glance
and his placement in the space.
Desfasaje (2011, 30") is a sound piece in loop, whose metallic voice
with her intrinsic echo, are excruciating. Placed in the gallery
cellar, the track is audible in the exhibition spaces, but also from
the street: the sound comes out from the ground of rue Saint Claude´s
The video Caja Tarro Silla Marco (2011, 6'52) is a sensual work,
without a strict narrative purpose, filmed in the Argentinian
countryside. There, the artist realizes some actions with mechanic
means and industrial objects in a natural but also polluted
environment. Various blurred landscape shootings, the instability of
the hand−held camera and the continuous change of the point of view,
generate a convulsive and rough rhythm.
During the opening, Luciana Lamothe will perform a series of actions, that will not have a previously fixed date or a place.
Born in 1975 in Mercedes (Argentina),
Luciana Lamothe lives and works in Buenos Aires (Argentine). After
being graduated from the National School of Arts Prilidiano Puerreydon
(Buenos Aires), she took part of different residences: in Skowhegan
(USA), at the chåteau CAC (Córdoba) and at the Beca Kuitca (Buenos
Aires). From 2006, she presented some solo shows at the Ruth Benzacar
gallery (Buenos Aires). Her work has been shown at the Lyon Biennial
(Une terrible beauté est née, 2011), at de Appel arts centre (Fluiten
in het Donker, 2011),at the MACRO (Sabotaje, 2011) and also at the
Berlin Biennial (When things cast no shadows, 2008) and at the Da Maré
Museum ( Arte in Loco, 2010).