'Untitled' & 'A-lighting Steps, Balls and Chords'

Luzar, R (2017) 'Untitled' & 'A-lighting Steps, Balls and Chords'. In: Gesture, Trace and Performance, UCA, Canterbury, UK, 18 November - 15 December 2017.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Luzar, R
Abstract: In 'Untitled' the drawing is first made by hand using willow charcoal; and, after having been drawn, the artist shows himself to audiences live by standing still – or as much as possible. Empty handed, the artist moves downward though ‘imperceptibly’, moving slow enough that his actions appear unmoving to audiences; at best the artist makes a few steps backwards and in as improvised a manner as his bodily weight dictates. In 'A-Lighting Steps, Balls, and Chords' the idiom of “making steps” is presented in a scene of going forward and back, shifting side to side. The artist follows shadowy lines cast by an electrical chord. The lightbulb makes him appear in becoming virtually two, shadowy other and dwarfed subject. The very process, of trying to show and reveal the work entirely, from start to (endless) finish, is therefore given through complex distortions, as expressed through details of smudging and partly removing a pre-made wall-drawing, of playing with shadows that shift into darkness and, in plain light, become traceless.
Official URL: https://www.uca.ac.uk/galleries/gallery-events/ges...
Date: November 2017
Event Location: UCA, Canterbury, UK
Number of Pieces: 2

'Gesture, Trace and Performance' stages a constellation of some of the most thought provoking contemporary works developed through artistic research, inquiring into collective notions of memory, time and space. The exhibition is organised around three thematics: disappearance, masks, and becoming. ‘Disappeareance’ focuses on the ephemerality of recorded memory via sound or image; ‘masks' expresses a presence that is invisible yet substantive, thinkable through touch; and ‘becoming' concerns the mediation between bodily drawings and the cohabitation in holding a certain space through limited time.

Exhibition curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad.

Participating artists were Leah Fusco, Nikolaus Gansterer, Robert Luzar, Wiebke Leister and Anastasios Logothetis.

Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2018 17:11
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2018 17:13
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