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Lita Albuquerque 20:20: Accelerando!

50 min visit

Mona Bismarck American Center
16 Oct → 10 Nov 2019
From Wednesday to Sunday from 12 am to 7 pm. Closed on Monday & Tuesday.

« A work of great poetry! A total experience. »

20:20: Accelerando! Here is an installation that you should not miss at all. It was directed by the famous and very discreet American artist Lita Albuquerque, whose first solo show in Paris. Lila Albuquerque is one of the leading representatives of the Land art movement. Her installation, composed of sculptures, video and sound elements, is the result of the research she has carried out throughout her career to try to understand the place of humans in infinite space and eternal time. From the beginning, Lita Albuquerque has placed this reflection at the centre of her creative process. The latter was built around theories combining elementary concepts of a living as well as functional cosmology and imaginative thinking that echoed a collective consciousness marked by the challenges of the 21st century. This installation, which merges film, sound and performance, tells the story of a 25th century astronaut who landed in 6,000 BC with the mission of bringing interstellar consciousness to humans. Lita Albuquerque creates her works with musical and rhythmic processes in mind. For 20/20: Accelerando, the astronaut woman sings the names of the 99 brightest stars in the sky. To bring this song to life, Albuquerque collaborated with composer Robbie C. Williamson and linguist and singer Cassandra Bickman. Their combined efforts produced a sound experience, and a performance at the first iteration of "20/20: Accelerando" at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. It is an exciting journey that allows you to discover an artist whose work is sensitive and intense.


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