SEPT 30, 2014 TUE 18:00–20:00
Open Research Program 11
Open Research Program 11 [Lecture] Ann Lislegaard
Since June 2013, Parasophia has invited artists and academics of international importance to deliver lectures and other events for the Open Research Program as part of the curatorial team’s research. For the next event in this program, Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015’s participating artist Ann Lislegaard will be invited to deliver a lecture in Tokyo.
Ann Lislegaard is known for 3D film animations and sound-light installations often departing from ideas found in science fiction novels such as Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany and The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. She finds in science fiction an alternative approach to language, narration, gender roles, sexuality, and concepts of the future.
Her Crystal World (after J.G. Ballard) (2006) is set in a hotel that is slowly crystallizing. As the animation moves through the architecture, one encounters furniture by the female architect Lina Bo Bardi, Robert Smithson’s sculpture The Dead Tree, and Eva Hesse’s Untitled (Rope Piece). These “virtual replicants” are re-activated in the animation as provisional characters in a setting where time itself is ruined.
In Oracles, Owls… Some Animals Never Sleep (2012–14), which draws on Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a computer-animated owl delivers a monologue of aphorisms and latent fragments that consist of prophecies from I Ching and a feminist speaking in tongues. The monologues are interrupted by squeaks of compressed noise, dramatized and distorted samples from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Although it is at times menacing, it is also humorous, a doubled and redoubled self, with its unsynchronized dancing and trance-like movements.
Lislegaard will speak about her work and creative process for Parasophia’s first Open Research Program in Tokyo.
About the Open Research Program
The Artistic Director and his curatorial team will conduct part of their research for Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 publicly, in the form of lectures and other events in this program.
b. 1962 in Tønsberg, Norway; based in Copenhagen and New York. Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 participating artist. Read more: Ann Lislegaard
Ann Lislegaard, Oracles, Owls… Some Animals Never Sleep, 2012–14. Double-channel 3D animation with sound. Still from animation shown at the 19th Biennale of Sydney, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Murray Guy Gallery, New York
Ann Lislegaard, Crystal World (after J.G. Ballard), 2006. Double-channel 3D animation. Installation view, 27th Bienal de São Paulo, 2006. Photo courtesy of the artist and Murray Guy Gallery, New York
Still from Ann Lislegaard, Crystal World (after J.G. Ballard), 2006. Double-channel 3D animation. Photo courtesy of the artist and Murray Guy Gallery, New York
Ann Lislegaard, Left Hand of Darkness (after Ursula K. Le Guin), 2008. Three-channel 3D animation with sound. Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2009. Photo by Jesper Carlsen, courtesy of the artist and Murray Guy Gallery, New York
- Open Research Program 11 [Lecture] Ann Lislegaard
- Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:00–8:00 PM (doors open at 5:50 PM)
JFIC Hall SAKURA
The Japan Foundation 2F
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004
3 min. walk from Exit 1, Yotsuya-sanchōme Station, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (Station M-11)
Map (The Japan Foundation headquarters): www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/outline/contact/map.html
- Free (no reservation required)
- English (with consecutive interpretation into Japanese)
- Seats available
- 80 seats
- Presented by
- Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture Organizing Committee, Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives (Kyoto Keizai Doyukai), Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City
- Co-presented by
- The Japan Foundation