01.09.20 – 30.09.20
The Art-shaped Hole In My Heart (2015, Charlotte Lagro)
On view from 1 September – 30 September on WET
During a residency in Skowhegan in the summer of 2015, Charlotte Lagro discovers the kitchen of one of the oldest houses in the area, the Red Farm. Rustic and timeless, there sits, in-between window, dresser and sideboard, a hefty refrigerator. Incongruous in the setting, hieratic, polished, this modern and purring storeroom will quickly become the object of her attention, to the point of becoming the main focus of her artistic concerns. During the nine weeks of residency, she invites the artists present, theorists and passing guest speakers to talk about it. And they, facing the camera, join the game, scrutinizing the refrigerator from every angle.
Charlotte Lagro (b. 1989) is a Dutch artist who makes sculptures, installations, films, photos and drawings that explore identity, history and human perception. Her often participatory works have a strong performative character and are driven by her own intimate considerations and observations as well as those of the people around her. Through dance, drawings but also mundane acts such as participating in traffic or through conversation, Lagro creates set-ups to raise questions about our use of public and communal spaces, the role of art in our daily lives and the emotive and aesthetic quality of industrially manufactured objects.
WET is a Rotterdam-based video art collective co-run by participant Erika Roux.