Camouflage (Eng): The use of any combination of materials, coloration or illumination for concealment, disguise, mimesis, simulation or falsification
camouflage is a multilayered landscape where things are both revealed and covered. Under the variegated surface is a speculative (auto) fiction, where the Artist reveals their trick. But not everything is what it looks like.
camouflage, a new work by Sonya Lindfors and working group, examines the act of looking and the politics of the gaze. The stage has the potentiality to reveal and obscure, make things invisible or hypervisible. But how do we recognize what we see. What happens in that moment of recognition when you categorize something as “contemporary”, as “art” or as “Black”?
The work scats with ancestors, slips in meanings and dreams of the right to opacity.
Premiere October 19 2021 in Helsinki
- Nordic Culture Point