Exhibition runs till 15. March 2015
Admission is free
Opening times: Sat. & Sun. 12-17
Or by appointment
I DONT HAVE IDEAS / I DONT DO RESEARCH / I AM NOT ORIGINAL
Artist Talk with Terry Smith
+ Guest Artist Cocktail Series + Drinks + Lawrence Malstaf's Event Horizon
Small Projects is proud to host an evening with British-born artist Terry Smith, who currently lives and works in London, UK.
Terry Smith is in Tromsø as part of the High North Residency Programme. During his time here he has been working on a suite of drawings entitled "Arctic Blue" and on a new performance work called Dark Cold Matter (working title). Upcoming projects include "Strangelove", a new time based media festival in London (16-20 March) and "Venice Agendas" for the Venice Biennale in (6-8 May) amongst others planned in Venezuela, Cuba and New York.
Over the past twenty years, Smith has created large-scale installations and site specific interventions, often inaccessible to public viewing. In 1994, Smith began a series of building interventions, breaking into derelict building and illegally creating a series of wall cuttings in houses ready for demolition. Other works that evolved from this period include: Capital (1995), in Gallery 49 at the British Museum; six wall cuttings at Tate Modern during its reconstruction in 1996 and a wall piece where he fired 35,000 staples into the walls at MACBA, Barcelona.
Preoccupied with experimenting in new media, projects have included Broken Voices (2007), The Foundling (2009) and Caracol (2011), a work made in Caracas with twenty-five singers. Recent works include Combine, a five screen site specific dance/performance work for V22 in London and Broken Capital, commissioned by the Drawing Center and New Museum in NYC; a 20m x 14m wall drawing broken into sections and shown on exterior walls in five sites in Lower Manhattan. Solo shows include Parallax, at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2012). Awards include: the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1997) and Paul Hamlyn Award to artists (2008).
Recent projects include a site specific sculpture at The Bluecoat Gallery, wall cuttings at the Meetfactory in Prague and a new version of the Foundling at Ca Pesaro, the museum of modern art in Venice, in collaboration with Marita Isobel Solberg.
installation by Lawrence & Vincent Malstaf, 2015
Opening reception 30. JANUARY 2015
Dust particles are suspended in a light beam which is slowly scanning a dark room. Visitors can enter wearing a protective gas mask and witness the silent complexity of matter with millions of fragments forming a temporary micro universe. Remote sounds of human masses and activity fill the otherwise empty room.
The work of Lawrence Malstaf (°1972, Bruges, Belgium) is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve advanced technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.
Lawrence Malstaf has received several international awards in the field of art and new technology. He is also well known as an innovative scenographer in the dance and theater world.
He currently lives and works in Tromsø (Norway) and exhibits internationally.
Vincent Malstaf was born in Bruges in 1968. After studying industrial engineering, electronics, philosophy and theatre science Vincent has worked as technical coordinator at Stuc/Klapstuk in Leuven (B). Hereafter he started composing music and worked as a sound engineer for several dance pieces. He created installations and performances (with his brother Lawrence Malstaf and others) such as KNOT (2008) and ‘Tipping Point” (2013). Malstaf participated in several improvisation projects. In 1997 he co-founded Bains::Connective, an artistic laboratory based in Brussels. Vincent Malstaf worked together with choreographers Meg Stuart, Benoît Lachambre and Christine De Smedt among others. He first worked together with Stuart in 1995 on No One is Watching, Insert Skin, XXX for Arlene and Colleagues, Maybe Forever (2007), The Fault Lines (2010), and most recently Hunter (2014).
Furthermore, Malstaf promotes open source software and hardware.
BEYOND THE REALM OF SCARCITY
EXPLORATION OF SPACE AND TIME
ANDRE E. AAS
SO SOFT/+ PURE
MELANCHOLY LOVER OF A VANISHED SPACE
SMALL PROJECTS IN SINGAPORE
SARI T.M. KIVINEN
TROMSØ DOLLS ARKESTRA
WINNERS OF LOSS
HANS CHRISTIAN VAN NIJKERK
JUST PRESS PLAY
by COMO CLUBE
TROMSØ STAGEFESTIVAL 2014
27. APRIL TO 2. MAY
WALK ON THE SLIPPERY ROAD...
EMBODIMENTS OF CONSTELLATION
MARTIJN IN'T VELD
REKVIEM FOR EIN GRIS
SILJE K. FRANTZEN
INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKING
3. OCTOBER 2014
LOOKING AT OURSELVES
SOLIDARITY CONCERT FOR THE PHILIPPINES
NO CAUSE FOR EFFECT
MARITA ISOBEL SOLBERG
UNIGROW CITY TROMSØ
CIRCLE LUX 9
NO PLACE: QUEER GEOGRAPHIES ON SCREEN
CM BY CM, METRE BY METRE, KM BY KM
LEWIS AND TAGGART
CANCION DEL SOL
GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE