Lærke Lauta

 
 
Thursday, Mar 25, 2010-Saturday, Jun 19, 2010
 at
Laerke Lauta,
Floating Female
, 1969, five-channel video installation with sound. Courtesy of the artist.

Lærke Lauta is a Danish artist whose video installations have grown more lyrical and more technologically complex over time. MCASD has commissioned Lauta to develop an immersive installation specifically for its Foster Gallery at the Museum's downtown Jacobs Building. The exhibition will feature two of the artist's works presented as a diptych: Floating Female and The Accident. Floating Female is a five-channel project that maps internal and external states of consciousness. The Accident comprises two suspended projectors slowly rotating in a round gallery to track a mysterious water journey.

Lauta's video installations draw from a northern European tradition that ascribes romantic, spiritual, and enigmatic qualities to the natural landscape. Lauta's works are characterized by an undertone of unresolved suspense, the latent fear of a fatal event that is not directly revealed. The artist's camera does not present a decisive moment but functions instead as an instrument of premonition and doubt. Austere light, a lush palette, and evocative sound combine in Lauta's work to create liminal spaces that linger in memory.

This exhibition is curated by MCASD Curator Dr. Robin Clark.