The installation


TIMETABLE : 2 - 4 NOV. from 14:00 to 20:20

14:00 - 14:20 performance

15:00 - 15:20 performance

16:00 - 16:20 performance

17:00 - 17:20 performance

18:00 - 18:20 performance

19:00 - 19:20 performance

20:00 - 20:20 performance

Two large, transparent plastic sheets and a device that gradually sucks the air out from between them leave the body vacuum-packed and vertically suspended. The transparent tube inserted between the two surfaces allows the person inside the installation to regulate the flow of air. As a result of the increasing pressure between the plastic sheets, the surface of the packed body gradually freezes into multiple micro-folds. For the duration of the performance the person inside moves slowly and changes positions, which vary from an almost embryonic position to one resembling a crucified body.


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Lawrence Malstaf

The work of Lawrence Malstaf (1972, Bruges, Belgium) is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve physics and technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations. Lawrence Malstaf has received several international awards in the field of art and new technology. He is also well known as an innovative scenographer in the dance and theater world. In 2008 he receives the Witteveen + Bos - prize for Art + Technology (NL), in 2009 the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica (A) and in 2010 the Excellence Prize at The 13th Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo (JP). In 2011 his project 'Pavilion' is selected for iMinds Art&D call (B). In 2013 he wins the Norwegian Hedda Prize for best scenography. This summer Lawrence Malstaf had a solo-exhibition ’The Poetics of Immersion' in São Paulo (BR) organised by FILE - Electronic Language International Festival. He currently lives and works in Tromsø (Norway) and exhibits internationally.