LUX Event | What It Is Not
LUX Event | What It is Not
Friday 27 May
What It is Not is curated by Gil Leung and features new work by Mark Aerial Waller, Mark Leckey, Laure Prouvost, James Richards and David Raymond Conroy and a performance by Heather Phillipson. Against the new as a merely contemporary form of visibility, the works in this programme consistently interrogate these terms, their own guises, structures and language. This presentation of their means of representation acts to displace the works’ own logic. Here reference is reflexive, a sort of contrapuntal relation between form and deformation, past and present. Both product of labour and autonomous object, the new work is and is not the thing-in-itself. The new is, in this sense, negative, a duplicitous and illusory new, gone as soon as it is discerned.
The event will also feature a performance of Well, this is embarrassing. Half an hour in 12 episodes by Heather Phillipson.