Compagnie Galmae presents “It’s not there, It’s over there”
Photo by Compagnie Galmae courtesy of Artpark & Company
Fri August 12, 2022 3:05 p.m.
“C’est pas là, C’est par là (C’est pas comme ça, c’est comme ça!)”, a temporary interactive art installation specific to the France site, will be held at 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursday, August 24. 25, on Artpark’s “Painted Parking Lot” by Gene Davis “Niagara 1979” located in Lower Park (South 4th St. entrance). Free entry.
A press release read: “’It’s not like that, it’s like that!’ is a community exercise in the process of reconstruction and deconstruction. A once empty space is filled with strands like a freshly woven spider web. One person approaches a stone on the ground and begins to wrap a string, while another walks towards the middle of the web and contemplates the tangle of strings.
“The spectators become actors, passing strands over each other. The space becomes a meeting place, and the individual quickly forms a small community. This piece is a meditation on spatial scale and the place of the individual in society by South Korean artist Juhyung Lee. After touring the world, Lee’s latest exploration of these themes arrives at Artpark in August.
“This playful and participatory work invites Artpark audiences to negotiate their relationships with space, place and each other through an environment designed and built specifically for each performance.”
About Juhyung Lee / Galmae Company
In 2012, while doing his military service, the South Korean Juhyung Lee took part in “Bivouac” by Générik Vapeur at the Seoul Street Art Festival. This meeting is a real turning point and, in 2014, he abandons his law studies to join Générik Vapeur in Marseille. During his first year at the Cité des arts de la rue, he met apprentices from the FAI-AR (Higher education in public space art) and was inspired by them to follow this training in 2015. In 2017, he created Compagnie Galmae, an artistic company that performs in the public space. In 2018, he won the SACD Authors of Space Grant.
The presentation by Compagnie Galmae was made possible thanks to FACE Contemporary Theatre, a program of the FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.