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Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)
18 april 2018—14 may 2018

Film “Cloudscape” (2014) by Lorna Simpson will be on display between April 18 and May 14 as part of the project “Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance).”

Lorna Simpson is an African-American artist, famous for her photography-based artworks and video installations devoted to the search for identity and collective history. Her film “Cloudscape” features musician and artist Terry Atkins standing with his back turned on the camera whistling a hymn reminding of the 20th-century American spirituals. A cloud of fog surrounds him and the sounds of harmonica respond to his whistle. 

“Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)” is a joint project of the Russian Museum and Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France.

“Inside the Marble Palace” is a series of nine exhibitions exploring performativity in which dance and sound play a significant part. Ever since the time of its emergence, video art was closely connected with performance. The possibility to record and show at the same time, the use of time as one of the main elements — all of this provides common ground between performance and video art. The artists visualize sound and vocalize space; saturate their works with dense sound or deafening silence; refer to the performance tradition and avant-garde choreography; reinterpret popular tunes and film stills that serve as cultural archaeology and a breeding ground for their art.

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