Let It Go
CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux
Performance: May 7 and 8, 2022
For the launch of Capc’s endless festival, “L’Académie des Mutantes”, Lukas Hofmann developed the performance Let It Go (2022), the natural development of a piece presented last year at Moderna Museet in Malmö: Into the Unknown (2021).
Passing through several spaces in the museum, Let It Go proposes a journey halfway between a pilgrimage and a manhunt. Inspired by religious rituals and symbols as much as art history,popular culture, video games and fashion, Lukas Hofmann stages tableaux vivants as scenes of a rite of passage whose codes are kept secret from us.
However, some patterns and motives reappear: transparency, repetition and the search for contact. The tiny pollen of the lily, the ubiquity of Coca-Cola, the black rectangle the size of the painting Saturn Devouring His Son (c. 1819-1823) by Francisco de Goya, or even the larger one - the size of the artist’s bedroom - are all materials that participate in the construction of a confidential saga.
Let It Go, a title borrowed from the main song of the film Frozen (2013) is thus, in its violence, a true cry for intimacy.
I. Curtain / Bookshop
II. Kill Game / Corner
III. Nails / Forecourt
IV. Lilies / Upper corridor
V. Pomegranate / Corner 2
VI. Ascension / Lift
VII. Off / Base
mirabella paidamwoyo* dziruni, Dourane Fall, Lukas Hofmann, Scott Hopper, Nicole Walker, Marat Zakirov
Lukas Hofmann’s “Let It Go” was part of the performance programme L’Académie des Mutantes, curated by Cédric Fauq.
Photographer: Iryna Drahun and Arthur Pequin