A shadow theatre: babies’ prams casting enormous silhouettes on the walls, glasses full of a red liquid that could just as easily be blood as wine, pieces of fabric theatrically caught in the light beam of an imageless projector. Eulalia Valldosera’s drama suggests a constellation of moments centred on the body, the privacy of the domestic and objects from everyday life. Female archetypes play a central role in her work, which dissects and examines the family setting, maternity, bodily fluids and the male gaze. Even the titles of the works – "The Kitchen", "The Period", "The Streetlamp", "Dependencies" –draw on the notion of a stage on which the world’s future is played out. The possibilities of action for viewers – changing the order of the fabrics, pushing the pram-projector along its rails – are scenarios beyond the artist’s control and immune to the protective strategies of the host venue.
With the support of the Seacex, Madrid.
Built in the 1930s and extended in 1960, La Sucrière is an old sugar factory that was used as a warehouse until the ’90s. It was converted for the 2003 Biennale, becoming its emblematic venue in the heart of the new Confluence district.
You enter the 7,000m2 exhibition space through the old silos, thus following the route once taken by inbound shipments of sugar.
The Biennale is arranged into five chapters: The Magic of Things, Celebrating the Drift, Another World is Possible, Living Together and Veduta. Each corresponds to a colour that is indicated on the exhibition plans and in the exhibition areas. La Sucrière is hosting three Biennale chapters: The Magic of Things, Celebrating the Drift and Another World is Possible.
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The Biennale of Lyon is a Les Biennales de Lyon event