BL CK B X: Ana Vaz
The Voyage Out
Wed 12 Sep - Sun 7 Oct 2018 / Wed-Sat, 12pm - 5pm
Opening event: Saturday 15 September, 2pm – 5pm
LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by Franco-Brazilian artist Ana Vaz, who will show a new iteration of her ongoing project The Voyage Out in the context of LUX’s BL CK B X series.
The Voyage Out takes the toxic disaster in Fukushima as a synecdoche of the impending ecological disaster and the possibility of renewal. It presents an exhibition as an account: an ethnography of the future, an ethnography otherwise. Two years after the toxic disaster in Fukushima, a new island has emerged in the Ogasawara archipelago, in the far south of Japan. The Voyage Out stages, in a dreamlike and experimental form, the sensitive imaginary of these two places, and the way in which they compose a world crossed by the spectre of destruction and renewal.
Composed of a set of short films in 16mm, a radio series, videos, cartographies and conversations, The Voyage Out is conceived as an ‘archipelago’ of connected presentations, which will grow and develop with each exhibition iteration, bringing together different articulations between its elements and partners. The final incarnation of The Voyage Out will be a feature-length film produced by Olivier Marboeuf (Khiasma/Spectre productions).
A series of public events will accompany The Voyage Out at LUX, including a performance by Portuguese sound artist Nuno da Luz, a live reading with the artist and French curator Olivier Marboeuf, a screening of Vaz’s recent film works at the Whitechapel Gallery, and a Breakfast Opening during Frieze Week.
Join us for a Frieze week Breakfast Opening, on Wednesday 3 October, 9am-10.30am. All welcome.
In collaboration with Khiasma and with the support of Fluxus Art Projects.
About Ana Vaz
Ana Vaz (b. 1986 Brazil) is an artist and filmmaker whose films, installations and performances explore complex relationships between environments, territories and hybrid histories pushing the boundaries of our perception. Associations of images, sounds and texts, her works propose a corporeal and subjective experience of being in the world. A graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology & Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Vaz was also a member of the SPEAP (School of Political Arts, SciencesPo Paris), a project directed by Bruno Latour. Recent presentations of her work include Tate Modern (London), TABAKALERA (San Sebastián), New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel (Paris) – where she was awarded the festival’s Grand Prix for Há Terra! & specific focuses dedicated to her work at the Flaherty Seminar (USA) and Doc’s Kingdom (Portugal). Her work has also featured in major group shows such as the Moscow Biennial of Young Art, Videobrasil and the Dhaka Art Summit.
She was the recipient of the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of artistic excellence and innovation in her moving image work and has recently integrated the collection of the CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques).