Performance from 17 May to 20 May 2018
4 years and 11 months ago
Tarik Kiswanson, a Swedish artist of Palestinian descent, presents his first performance titled AS DEEP AS I COULD REMEMBER, AS FAR AS I COULD SEE. Performance on May 17, 18, 19 & 20 2018 Thursday, May 17: 6 - 8PM Friday, May 18: 6 - 8PM Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20: 4 - 6PM Ongoing performance (duration: 2 hours) Saturday, May 19 at 6PM: Tarik Kiswanson in conversation with Charles Aubin
For this new production, Tarik Kiswanson transfigures his writing into a coming-of-age narrative performed by a group of children moving freely amongst the audience members. Fragments of childhood sensations and adult reflections are combined and arranged poetically to create a sound landscape. Through this performance, the artist offers a polyphony of human experiences. AS DEEP AS I COULD REMEMBER, AS FAR AS I COULD SEE expresses with tenderness the questions, hesitations and doubts felt by all children, while exploring questions of borders and displacements, but also the construction of the self in a cosmopolitan world. With this live work carried by a phratry, the artist meditates on the human condition, in constant movement. This performance is the culmination of two years of support provided to the artist by the Lafayette Anticipations teams. Throughout the production process, Tarik Kiswanson conceived all of the details of this total work of art: from the kinetic sculptures, to the costumes that borrow equally from traditional Middle-Eastern clothing and modern Occidental garb. AS DEEP AS I COULD REMEMBER, AS FAR AS I COULD SEE is based on texts written by the artist and performed by the children. Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette production, led in partnership with Performa. The performance will be developed in a new iteration in New York for Performa 19. Jean Boîte Éditions has published for the first time Tarik Kiswanson's texts in a book available at À Rebours, Lafayette Anticipations' store (46 rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie). Reservations mandatory via the Lafayette Anticipations online ticketing website. Limited number of tickets available. Limited capacity Admission Full admission fee: 8 € Reduced admission fee: 5 € Lafayette Anticipations laissez-passer, jobseekers, recipients of minimum social benefits, disabled visitors and their aide, refugee and asylum seekers, students, youth under 26 years of age, seniors as of 65, members of the Maison des Artistes and Agessa, residents of the Cité internationale des arts. Presentation of valid identification required. For the 'Nuit européenne des musées' on May 19, 2018, Lafayette Anticipations offers a special admission fee of 5€ to all visitors!
During the exhibition
Born in 1986 at Halmstad (Suède), lives and works in Paris (France). Born in Sweden and of Palestinian descent, Tarik Kiswanson lives and works in Paris. His work, that encompasses sculpture, writing and performance, reflects a commitment to...