Performance Thuy Lê Thi Thu
noon after noon
after noon after
noon after noon
Somewhere between being and becoming.
A cube represents a body, a being on the outside. The cube has three dimensions and is an absolute, predictable entity.
Only as it bursts, it becomes unpredictable and its surfaces unfold. Several sides inverse, fall upside down or end up inside out.
As the interior world is revealed, inner voices become loud and alter egos present themselves.
This work represents a reconciliation of contradictions,
a cube that becomes a circle.
THUY LÊ THI THU
In the beginning was nothingness, from which all that is sprang into being. We have to believe in nothing to comprehend the origins of everything. Thuy believes in nothing – the void from which everything originates. An explosion occurs, creating time, matter, energy, and space. The temperature of an explosion is hotter than a thousand suns, but as it cools, structures form and elements become compounds. Those compounds are infinite. And so too is space – where nothing is required, and everything is possible. Thuy believes in everything.
Thuy Lê Thi Thu was the laureate of the LUCA Showcase Award in 2019. Her prize included a one-year residency at BAC ART LAB.
FRINGE EXHIBITION TRAIL
Our Startling Universe is part of the FRINGE exhibition trail. For a whole month, five locations across Leuven welcome you to admire the stories and work of promising young artistic talent. You get a glimpse into how they process the Big Bang Theory and a taste of the fascination they feel for the origins of space and time.
- Tweebronnen City Library Exhibition Space - Our Startling Universe
- BAC ART LAB - Collapse Exhibition and Thuy Lê Thi Thu Exhibition
- OPEK/De Garage - Curating the Young (13.12 - 19.12)
- maakleerplek - Installation by Koen Kloosterhuis (Cas-co)
- Batiment A - Out of Orbit (Werktank)
BAC ART LAB KU LEUVEN
BAC ART LAB is housed in the former Institute of Bacteriology. Drop by to glimpse not just a breeding ground for contemporary art but also to admire a protected monument and a gorgeous piece of university heritage.
Free, with registration.
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BAC ART LAB
Vital Decosterstraat 102
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