Commissioned as part of the exhibition ‘Leaps and Bounds’, at the Project Gallery Space of ISCP-New York, curated by Selby Nimrod. Supported, in part, by the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Greenwich Collection Ltd.; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
more info about Leaps and Bounds here
Lalou’s continuous research on the relation of ‘the viewer’ and ‘the vision’, lately named ‘mechanisms of the seen’ is what drives her decision to give a responsibility of ‘the vision’ to the one who is watching. She has been including her own performance in the works as an operator of the mechanisms of the seen - as she likes to think of herself - or just an artist-at-work, until recently, when she started exploring methods of vanishing.
WHITE COAT is a custom-made uniform that points to my own presence in the work from 2006 to now, when I decided to vanish, to not be present as an artist at work camouflaged in the role of the operator, and become replaced by the learning machine.
Since this decision I have quited my white coat and decided to embroider the word ‘antropogenic’ on its left chest and hang it.
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