Live performance with Christian Lemmerz & Lars Top-Galia
On six evenings during the month of August it will be possible to experience the creation of the exhibition Eyescape, as artist Christian Lemmerz and guitarist Lars Top-Galia from the rock band Sort Sol engage in a unique collaborative improvisation. To the sound of Top-Galia’s guitar improvisations Lemmerz is going to create six 3x9m large paintings.
Thus each evening’s audio work and painting will make up a unique performance in themselves and, as something very much out of the ordinary, offer the audience a rare glimpse into the private and personal process that the creation of an artwork can be.
Lemmerz and Top-Galia’s improvisation can be experienced on August 21, 22 and 23 and again on August 28, 29 and 30. All performances will take place between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. lasting, however, for as long as it takes Lemmerz to complete that evening’s painting.
On the nights in question there will be a bar offering guests the chance to buy wine and beer. The performance itself can be experienced free of charge on the presentation of a valid ticket.
After the six evening performances the exhibition will achieve its finished expression, but showing all the fresh traces of the raw nature of the process. In the 1,000 m2 big exhibition hall visitors will be able to experience Lemmerz’s paintings as monumental friezes while the loud speakers in the middle of the room will be playing Top-Galia’s guitar solos. Eyescape will be a wordless manifestation of art as created through collaborative improvisation – a performative process frozen on the canvases and echoed in the playing of the musical improvisations.
The exhibition has been conceived with CC’s new Hall 5 in mind. It has received generous financial support from the Danish Arts Foundation and been realised in collaboration with artFREQ.
Live performance dates:
Wednesday 21 August from 18-20
Thursday 22 August from 18-20
Friday 23 August from 18-20
Wednesday 28 August from 18-20
Thursday 29 August from 18-20
Friday 30 August from 18-20
We emphasise that on the evenings of the performances film will be recorded with the purpose of documenting Lemmerz and Top-Galia’s work.