Lonelyfingers is happy to announce the opening of a workspace dedicated to presentations, conversations and workshops. The function of lonelyfingers workspace is precisely that of bringing transparency into the artist’s creative space. In Under the glass bell Anaïs Nin wrote “We (…) belong to the Middle Ages. We have this need of heroism, and there is no place for such feelings in modern life. That is our tragedy. Once I wanted to be a saint. It seemed the only absolute act left to do, for what is most powerful in me is the craving for purity, greatness.” At this moment the glass bell is the object that guides us in this new beginning. We will let you see, through a transparent glass, almost invisible, that matter that exist only ‘inside’, that body of ideas and things apparently absent.
Our first presentation is titled, Apparently yours. In a recent conversation with London-based artists Luke Turner and Nastja Rönkkö we talked about fantastical, apparitions and abductions and we shared with enthusiasm our common attraction to extraordinary events. It is true that extraordinary events give us a particular kind of hope and make us feel somehow special but also, and most importantly for us, an extraordinary event must make us feel lucky.
Apparently yours is a collection of found collages on paper, dubiously made by Dada artists (all dated in between 1920’s and 1940’s), Zero Dollar (lithographs executed between 1978 and 1984) by conceptual Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles and I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE, a work by the collaboration experience LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner. These works share something very important to us, they share doubt. That strange feeling we have inside when something extraordinary has just happened to us. In every extraordinary discovery there are recurrent questions that we ask ourselves: ‘is this real?’, ‘is this happening to me?’ But the answers, almost as an act of revenge, only arrive later.
27.02.15 – 31.03.15
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner