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 (UK), website
video, work in progress, 5,49 min
Shown at L&F oude kerk (19–06–2015)
Outside the Kleine Zaal RJJ and JA is about the perform, they stand naked and facing each other on the ‘stucco runner’ (turns out it's satin sheets) and subsequently start dipping their hands in that white bucket. They rub each other with a baby pink paint and then arbitrarily start making body prints on the surface they stand on. Some people leave. Some others break some more glasses. DJ, Nikola Knezevic, is playing a remix of ‘Touch My Body’ by Mariah Carey. At the end of RJJ gets a satin sheet and presses it on the JA that is lying face up on the floor. JA does the same to RJJ in return and the performance ends. After they come back dressed I take a peak of these sheets while RJJ collects them from the performance site. I don't know what I expected in the first place but as soon as I see the outlines of their bodies on these sheets I feel the need to catch my breath; they look so defined yet so ghost-like, I think of dry-pressed flowers.
Performance, 2015, 20 min
Richard John Jones is the guest editor of this edition of L&F. He glows with a specific charm that isn't too hard to miss despite my near-sightedness. ‘Butterfly Sanctuary in Malaysia’ shows images of a building being torn down and two people doing yoga in a sun-lit room, as well as documentations of some of RJJ's past performance pieces. Every now and then a slogan-like statement in what seems to me like a Futura Bold (from Nike fame) appears and disappears all the while being accompanied by a soundtrack that is captivating and carrying.
Video, work in progress, 11 min