Jan 28: Lasse Lau
7pm at The Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Ave Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Sound from the Towers
To inaugurate the Vehicle series, Lasse Lau will present his work-in-progress, Sound from the Towers. This video constitutes the third in a trilogy by Lau that includes “Sound from the Hallways” (2012) and “STEM—Sound of the Tropics” (2017). Each work investigates the impact of sound on space, and traces forgotten histories among the ruins of modernity and colonialism.
Sound from the Hallways revisits history of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to challenge concepts of historicism and museology.
STEM—Sound from the Tropical investigates the displacement in migration and morphology of plants, and investigates some of the post-colonial environmental ramifications of transfer into new subjectivities of the”other."
Lasse Lau (born 1974, Denmark) is an award-winning visual artist and filmmaker who looks at the spatial dimension of power to better understand society’s social struggles. His work addresses challenges and pitfalls in the relational and representational capitalist monolithic readings of space. His most recent film, Lykkelænder (The Raven and The Seagull) looks into the complex identity struggles of Greenland’s quest for cultural and constitutional independence.
Lau’s films have won the Nordic:Dox Award at CPH:DOX*, 1st prize at Fokus Videokunst Festival, and an honorary mention at Festival Der Nationen. His films have been shown at Beirut Art Center, the British Museum, BOZAR, Cimatheque, CPH:DOX, Darb 1718, Edith-Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Festival d'arts vidéo Clermont Farrand, Fotografisk Center, Green Lantern, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Lumiar Cité, Malmö konsthall, Medrar for Contemporary Art, MOMA PS1, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Lisboa, Museum of Resistance Torino, OCAT, Smart Project Space, Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, Westfälische Kunstverein and WRO Media Art Biennale.
Link to reading: Goran Petrovic-Lotina, CRITICAL SOUNDS