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Eva l'hoest
The Inmost Cell
Video | mp4 | color | 11'8'' | Belgium | 2020
The Inmost Cell is a new video work by Eva L’Hoest which takes its narrative from the traditional tales of the Daugava river and the ruins of its underwater islands, flooded on the creation of the Riga dam. Through the combination of various digital processes, L'Hoest turns her photographic reportage of the outskirts of Riga into three-dimensional fluid architectures. These lost elements of Latvian culture mark a site of synthesis between humans, nature and man-made ruins. In a fusion of the rural and the maritime landscape referencing the calenture, a maritime mirage where the sea becomes an inviting grassy field, the artist imbues the images with a shifting, hallucinatory quality. Across slow, contemplative tracking movements, its different realities merge as forms fall one after the other, and passageways are created between places and memory. Composer:John Also Bennett Voice:Iveta Pole Text:Eva L’Hoest & Eva Mancuso Acting Participation:Michael Debatty, Stav Yeini (Performer), Ausma (Choir) Support:Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles & RIBOCA2 Commissioned by the 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art
Eva L’Hoest (1991, Belgium) explores how all types of mental images, in particular memory and reminiscence, are able to reappear in a technological form.Piece by piece, the artist appropriates contemporary technology to reveal both their nature as extensions for capturing the world and their potential as an artistic medium. Her work was recently exhibited at FRAC Grand Large (Dunkerque), “Shapeshifters” at the Malmö Museum, the Riga International Biennial “And suddenly it all blossoms” curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, the Lyon Biennale “Where Water Comes Together with Other Water” curated by Palais de Tokyo, Lyon (France); The triennale of Okayama Art Summit 2019 “IF THE SNAKE” curated by Pierre Huyghe, Okayama (Japon); “Suspended time, Extended space”, Casino Luxembourg.