Larse (TCF) Holdhus
5. 12. 2019, 6 pm
UMPRUM, nám. Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1, lecture room 115
The Fine Arts Department invites zou to the lecture of Lars Holdhus, who will go through some of his recent works which includes audiovisual works, sound works and practices outside of his art practice.
His recent work tries to reconsider the materialistic conditions of his practice and look for a more sustainable way to present and produce art and sound works. The challenge of making work that will increase our interest for conservation of nature without resorting to an activist approach as a default or making the content of the work solely about conservation or ecological concerns.
Figuring out how to navigate your artistic practice while still having a low impact on the environment can be difficult. The unspoken criteria for participating in an international contemporary art scene or as a performer of music can often have negative impacts on the environment. Because of his work on Biota, he changed parts of his practice and will present some ideas on how one can minimize your impact while still being an active practicing artist. Biota is newsletter done in collaboration with David Ainley that focuses on ecology and practical solutions for a more sustainable life.
Lars Holdhus, alias TCF, is a Norwegian born artist and musician who deals with language, codes, infrastructure and ecology. Holdhus' works reflect a strong sense of rhythm, seriality and melody while his current topic is our relation to nature, how we can conserve it and become more aware of its significance. He is currently running a newsletter called Biota with David Ainley that focuses on ecology and practical solutions for a more sustainable life. He is also a producer of electronic music connected to PAN with a releases out on Liberation Technologies, Ekster and YYAA Tapes.