LAST ONE OUT TURN OFF THE LIGHTS
collaborative exhibition project, co-orchestrated with Sarah Mercadante
20 x 24 hours
in collaboration with:
Stéphanie Baechler, Sascha Brosamer, Sophie Dupont, Simone Etter, Rotem Gerstel, Sarah Haddou, Anita Holtsclaw, Sophie Innmann, Claudia Kübler, Sarah Mercadante, Petra Mrša, Abi Tariq/Honi Ryan, France Manoush Sahatdjian, Eden Sarna, Goran Škofić, Laëtitia Striffling, Akira Takaishi, Riki Werdenigg, Julia Wirsching
galerie l’inlassable, Paris
Based on the question, ‘how do residencies influence artists and their art practice?’ I initiated an exhibition entitled Last One Out Turn Off The Lights. Twenty artists, that I met during my residency, were asked to fit their art practice into a galleries vitrine. There were two simple rules: each artist had 24 hours, from midnight to midnight, to prepare, install and perform a work in the window, that represented, re-enacted and reflected on their art making process.
Abi Tariq & Honi Ryan
France Manoush Sahatdjian
Performance- /installation views: vitrine galerie l’inlassable, Paris
19th June – 7th July 2017
Beyond the vitrine, the main gallery space was used as a ‘future archive’ which stored all the materials that would be used by the artists. Labels indicated to whom they belonged and the date of their performance. Whereas usually exhibitions show what was made in the past, here we presented the materials that would become a work in the future. After the opening each day, one artist would take their contents from the gallery space and use them for their 24h perfor- mance in the vitrine. The whole artistic process, from production to de-installation was on view for the public.