Between the Visible and the Invisible: Live Lecture Performance and Panel Discussion


Date: Saturday 15 Sep, 2018 - Saturday 15 Sep, 2018
Time: 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Maraya Art Centre presents an Exhibition Discussion and ‘Acidulated Stellar Mix’,  a Live Lecture Performance by Chooc Ly Tan 

As part of the opening of the exhibition ‘Between the Visible and the Invisible’ on Saturday 15 September, 2018, Maraya Art Centre cordially invites you to the panel discussion with the curator, Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad, and exhibiting artists as well as a live lecture performance, ‘Acidulated Stellar Mix’, by the artist and DJ Chooc Ly Tan.

The panel discussion will precede the official opening of the exhibition at 6:00 p.m. and will provide an introduction to the artistic and curatorial context of the project, led by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad, in conversation with artists Leah Fusco (London), Vladimir Nikolic (Belgrade), Pia Sandström (Stockholm) and Oliver Ressler (Vienna).

At 8:00 p.m. Chooc Ly Tan (Paris) will perform her piece ‘Acidulated Stellar Mix’, a 20-minute lecture performance with animated and audio-visual elements, scientific thoughts, the demonstration of a chemical reaction, and a series of challenging questions for the audience to answer. In line with much of her practice, in this piece Tan uses science to pull at moments in which these commonly accepted laws or practice are limiting, inadequate, or absurd, using them to create spaces for production of new possibilities or questions.
Both events will take place on the second floor of Maraya Art Centre on Saturday 15 September, 2018

About the performer

Chooc Ly Tan, French-born, Afro-Asian artist and DJ. Tan’s practice sets out to use systems and tools that are used to understand the world, such as logic or physics, but subvert them to suggest new visions of reality. With a penchant for electronic music, her DJ sets present a varied selection forging astral connections from the likes of Techno, Hip Hop and Afrobeat through to fusions we have not found names for yet. Her work has been shown at Beijing Minsheng Art Museum; Gasworks Gallery, London; Festival of Ideas, Cambridge; Milan Film Festival and Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow. Tan’s residencies include CCA/EdUHK in Hong Kong and Fondation Boghossian’s The Inhabitation in Brussels (both in 2017). Recently, she performed a DJ set at the Tate Modern (London) and Apocalypse/Rave Festival (Oslo). 

About the exhibition

Between the Visible and the Invisible’ curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad, features the works of seven international artists including Pia Sandstro?m, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Chooc Ly Tan, Nikolaus Gansterer, Leah Fusco, Vladimir Nikolic, and Oliver Ressler. The works included in the exhibition consider innovative forms of artistic practice in relation to memory, time and space – a moment when nothing is certain, concrete or stable; and how artistic practice could capture this sense of being ‘in-between’.

The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through individual memories which may refer to private encounters but collectively address a form of change and transformation. It does this through the use of ephemeral mediums (sound and video), and, in the case of still images, through the methodologies that have been used to create them. All the artwork included refers to temporality, to something that is about to happen which is not present or visible yet; to a potential to become something else.