Performance

In Donna Huanca’s LENGUA LLORONA

LENGUA LLORONA by the internationally recognised Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca is the first performance-based exhibition at CC. Through painting, sculpture, scent, sound, and performance, the exhibition centres on human body culture and relationship with nature, origin, memory, and time.

During the exhibition period, the scenographical and sensory installation will be activated by a series of eight live performances in which painted models will inhabit the space.The models, as Huanca calls her performers, are decorated with paint, pigment, and textiles. In a performance that is partly choreographed, partly improvised, the models occupy the space like living paintings, inhabiting the environment and leaving physical traces on the walls and floor.

Huanca’s performances differ from the general perception of body performance or body art. There is no narrative dramaturgy with a beginning and an end. Instead, the models create an enduring interplay with the space as a meditative bodily presence and an energy-filled emotional state. With the presence of the models, LENGUA LLORONA is transformed into a microcosmos of organic relations between body and environment.

Donna Huanca says about her performances: “I perceive the space as a cohesive elusiveness that can be activated at several levels. By virtue of their powerful presence, my models facilitate a transitory process which captures and develops the space. So, the models function as a kind of respiratory system of temporality and deconstruction. They sense and feel the space, leaving it changed.”

Huanca views skin as a foundation on which to create painterly surfaces and as the communicator of cultural identity. To Huanca, skin represents the definitive layer both uniting and separating us from our surroundings across time and space. By using the body and skin as canvas and performative tool, Huanca examines how dominating gender and body policies form our perception of identity and connectedness.With the models, she introduces a different gaze on the naked, vulnerable body, directing our focus on ideas about origin, memory, biology, and time.

Live performance dates:

Friday 26 April from 11-13 + 15-18

Saturday 27 April from 11-13 + 15-18

Thursday 23 May from 18-21

Friday 24 May from 11-13

Saturday 22 June from 14-18

Saturday 31 August from 14-18

Practical information:

Please note that only photography using smartphones in silent mode is permitted in Donna Huanca’s exhibition. Cameras and photographic equipment are not permitted.

The exhibition has been realised in collaboration with curator Aukje Lepoutre Ravn.

Upcomming Events

Jun
2019
Wednesday
19.06.19
17:00 - 18:00
Jun
2019
Wednesday
19.06.19
18:00 - 22:00
Jun
2019
Saturday
22.06.19
14:00 - 18:00
Jun
2019
Thursday
27.06.19
17:30 - 18:30

Performance

Act Two

Jun
2019
Saturday
29.06.19
15:00 - 18:00
Aug
2019
Thursday
15.08.19
18:00 - 21:00
Aug
2019
Wednesday Daily
21.08.19 21-30 Aug
11:00

Workshop

Weaving Lab

Aug
2019
Tuesday
27.08.19
11:00 - 18:00

Workshop

Weaving Lab

Aug
2019
Wednesday
28.08.19
11:00 - 18:00

Workshop

Weaving Lab

Aug
2019
Thursday
29.08.19
11:00 - 18:00

Workshop

Weaving Lab

Aug
2019
Friday
30.08.19
11:00 - 18:00

Workshop

Weaving Lab

Aug
2019
Saturday
31.08.19
14:00 - 18:00
Sep
2019
Sunday
01.09.19
15:00 - 18:00

Finissage

CC finissage

Sep
2019
Friday
27.09.19
17:00 - 23:00
Oct
2019
Thursday
03.10.19
17:00 - 21:00

CC Selects

CC Selects #1

Nov
2019
Saturday
02.11.19
17:00 - 23:00
Nov
2019
Friday
08.11.19
17:00 - 23:00
Nov
2019
Saturday
09.11.19
15:00 - 19:00
Nov
2019
Thursday
21.11.19
17:00 - 21:00

CC Selects

CC Selects #2

Nov
2019
Saturday
23.11.19
11:00 - 17:00
Dec
2019
Thursday
12.12.19
17:00 - 21:00
Dec
2019
Thursday
19.12.19
17:30 - 18:30
Jan
2020
Wednesday
22.01.20
18:00 - 21:00
Feb
2020
Monday Every day during the Winter Holiday
10.02.20 From 11:00-17:30
11:00 - 17:30

Winter Holiday

Open workshop

Feb
2020
Monday Every day during the Winter Holiday
10.02.20 From 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Feb
2020
Monday Every day during the Winter Holiday
10.02.20 From 17:00-24:00
17:00 - 00:00

Winter Holiday

60SECONDS FESTIVAL

Feb
2020
Tuesday Every day during the Winter Holiday
11.02.20 From 11:00-17:30
11:00 - 17:30

Winter Holiday

Open workshop

Feb
2020
Tuesday Every day during the Winter Holiday
11.02.20 From 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Feb
2020
Tuesday Every day during the Winter Holiday
11.02.20 From 17:00-24:00
17:00 - 00:00

Winter Holiday

60SECONDS FESTIVAL

Feb
2020
Wednesday Every day during the Winter Holiday
12.02.20 From 11:00-17:30
11:00 - 17:30

Winter Holiday

Open workshop

Feb
2020
Wednesday Every day during the Winter Holiday
12.02.20 From 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Feb
2020
Wednesday Every day during the Winter Holiday
12.02.20 From 17:00-24:00
17:00 - 00:00

Winter Holiday

60SECONDS FESTIVAL

Feb
2020
Thursday Every day during the Winter Holiday
13.02.20 From 11:00-17:30
11:00 - 17:30

Winter Holiday

Open workshop

Feb
2020
Thursday Every day during the Winter Holiday
13.02.20 From 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Feb
2020
Thursday Every day during the Winter Holiday
13.02.20 From 17:00-24:00
17:00 - 00:00

Winter Holiday

60SECONDS FESTIVAL

Feb
2020
Friday Every day during the Winter Holiday
14.02.20 From 11:00-17:30
11:00 - 17:30

Winter Holiday

Open workshop

Feb
2020
Friday Every day during the Winter Holiday
14.02.20 From 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Feb
2020
Friday Every day during the Winter Holiday
14.02.20 From 17:00-24:00
17:00 - 00:00

Winter Holiday

60SECONDS FESTIVAL

Feb
2020
Saturday Every day during the Winter Holiday
15.02.20 From 11:00-17:30
11:00 - 17:30

Winter Holiday

Open workshop

Feb
2020
Saturday
15.02.20
11:00 - 15:00
Feb
2020
Saturday Every day during the Winter Holiday
15.02.20 From 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Feb
2020
Saturday
15.02.20
15:00 - 16:30
Feb
2020
Saturday Every day during the Winter Holiday
15.02.20 From 17:00-24:00
17:00 - 00:00

Winter Holiday

60SECONDS FESTIVAL

Feb
2020
Sunday Every day during the Winter Holiday
16.02.20 From 11:00-17:30
11:00 - 17:30

Winter Holiday

Open workshop

Feb
2020
Sunday Every day during the Winter Holiday
16.02.20 From 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Feb
2020
Sunday
16.02.20
11:00 - 15:00
Feb
2020
Sunday Every day during the Winter Holiday
16.02.20 From 17:00-24:00
17:00 - 00:00

Winter Holiday

60SECONDS FESTIVAL