ONE ARTIST A WEEK
EMMA LAWRANCE //
Painting performance. Photo: Emma Lawrence.
THEM & US
PERFORMANCE / EXHIBITION: 13 - 16 December 2018
Emma Lawrance's work is centered around the way humans conjure, produce and express meaning. The London-based artist uses an interdisciplinary approach of sculpture combined with sounds and word to create speculative fiction that emphasizes our need for empathy and to explore how human interaction suffers in translation.
Before the start of her One Artist residency in Athens, Lawrance will be volunteering at Calais refugee camp for three months from September to December.
With her first hand experience and research of Calais, Lawrance wants to tackle widely spread stereotypical feelings and examine the language people use to describe the refugee crisis, with the intention to stress the need to end the "them" and "us" mentality.
During the One Artist residency week, the artist will talk to people in Athens to find out how they feel about the refugee crisis that is affecting the city and the country.
Emma Lawrance's performance "Them & Us" will highlight - by means of theater, sounds and words - the performance how crisis language clouds our vision of what is doable making us either scared of the situation or completely disassociated.
Homepage - Emma Lawrance
The drawing process will take place at the window of "Coffee Stop" in Kolokotroni Street / Lekka Street (Athens) on Wednesday, 12 and Thursday, 13 December 2018.
Documentation: Christoph Ziegler