Gaëlle Cressent: Looking for the East

Gallery Kostka

Feb. 19, 2017

Ke Sklárně 15, Praha, Czech Republic

Curator: Zuzana Jakalová
Opening: 19 January, 7 pm
Exhibition duration: 19 January – 19 February 2017
Artist: Gaëlle Cressent

Music and visual art have always attempted, by accompanying or telescoping, to re-define the limits of their respective domains. And it is indeed the question of limit, territory that poses the artist Gaëlle Cressent with the visual installation and sound called Looking for the East.

At the same time homage and transposition in the field of contemporary art, Looking for the East refers to the movement Traveler Techno born in the ’90s in England and which has constantly sought new places of expression, new free territories by creating ephemeral spaces, heterotopias in the “Foucaldian” sense where the system would be overthrown, where the society of the spectacle would be abolished and where only the sound would bring together a common goal. According to Derrida quoting Rousseau “The spectator, giving himself as a show, is no longer voyeur or voyeur. The difference between the represented and the representative is deleted.”
Places without place, a fragile utopia. Often illegal, these gatherings have always sought to link land-use agreements with landowners. In spite of these precautions, the repression did not cease interrupting them and the Czech Republic was the terrible theater in 2005 of a massive deployment of the forces of the order to stop the teknival CzechTek.

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