Welcome to the Lost & Found archive. Since 1997, over 200 sessions of stray images and sound have been organised. Artists, writers, scientists and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.
visual artist (USA), The Guardian
Julia van Mourik announces a video work, which is actually shown in museums. Namely a work by Mark Bradford, entitled 'Niagara'. Julia mentions that she had not received permission to show the actual video work, but only a documentation video of the video work in a museum. It fits in the context of Lost & Found.
In the video we see an African-American man walking in a rather 'sassy' way through a rather decayed street in Los Angeles. Hips swing violently from left to right. Sound is absent from the video. The room is silent and meditative to a walking man in the street. We only see his back. The work intrigues because of its immediacy and simplicity. Why does an Afro-American (1) man (2) walk through a disadvantaged neighborhood (3) in such a way. That makes his course so strong. He appropriates that whole street, and his identity. It is a socio-politically charged work without telling you how you should / should think about certain issues. It had something poetic and apart from the message it can stand alone, just like that man himself!
video, no sound, 2005, 3,17 min
Shown at L&F Theatrum Anatomicum (05–10–2018)