Curator and Fair Director Aurélien Le Genissel presents us his selection of videos from LOOP Fair 2020 with an improvised virtual tour.
“I would like to insist in this presentation in other mechanisms that video artist can use to create narrative, fictions and, in fact, storytelling. We usually associate narration with literature and, in a way, a certain use of language inherited from myths, legends and built by written language.
I think there’s a different approach, a kind of grammar of the image that is closer to Eisenstein’s third meaning, Roland Barthes’ concept of obtus or Deleuze’s image-crystal, represented here -and it’s not a coincidence- by four women and the way they deconstruct the traditional masculine structures of power hidden on storytelling”
. Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, with Penny Siopsis’ She Breathes Water
. Smac Gallery, Cape Town, Lhola Amira’s IRMANDADE
. Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, with Grada Kilomba’s The Desire Project
. Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, with Helen Dowling’s The Queen of Lemons