Artist Talk: Lindsay Lawson
Friday, November 6, 2015 5:30-7pm
A program of Rocks, Stones, and Dust
Artist talk and Screening featuring Lindsay Lawson
Berlin-based artist Lindsay Lawson talks about her participation in the group exhibition Rocks, Stones, and Dust and premieres her latest short film The Dancers. In Rocks, Stones, and Dust, Lindsay Lawson, alongside other international artists, uses rocks, stones, and dust as a vehicle for communicating diverse cultural and philosophical understandings of the beingness of things. The assembly of these works asks why we turn to stones when looking for the nature of being.
The Dancers is a short film about a group of performers whose philosophy is to cull movement from all aspects of everyday life. They copy movements they see on the street, conform their bodies into tableaus from collected pictures, and mimic each other’s movements in real time. During rehearsals they embody their collected movements and craft a living collage of human experience that will be their debut performance, a true mirror of modern life. But their seemingly endless mirroring leaves the dancers with a slippery philosophical question: when and how should it ever end?
The Dancers was filmed during a workshop in collaboration with L.A./Berlin dancer Tarren Johnson.
Lindsay Lawson studied at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and attained her Master of Fine Arts at UCLA. Her work takes on various forms, not only sculptures, pictures and photographs, but also film and dance. She lives and works in Berlin.
The Goethe-Institut, 100 University Ave., North Tower, 2nd floor
Title and Page Image: Installation view of Rocks, Stones and Dust, 2015. Lindsay Lawson, The Real Smiling Rock Last Updated 11-06-2015, HD video continually updated as versions, 2015. Image credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.