Central to the first Dutch solo presentation of Ode de Kort, UU TWOO, are the elements O and U. They pop up frequently yet De Kort focuses even more on the linguistic, (typo)graphic and performative questions they generate. The exhibition stages a play of transliteration from script to body and back. This process translates into photography, installation, videos and performances.
UU TWOO, curated by Sara Giannini
Bodies that turn into letters, letters that turn into bodies. Figurative speech, figurative selves. UU TWOO continues the artist’s collaboration with O and U across performance, writing, installation and photography. Stretching the boundaries between identity and language, these two characters are both dramatis personae and typographic bodies. On page, on screen and in space, they move, walk and rehearse different positions. O can become U and U can become O.
UU TWOO stages a play of transliteration from script to body and back. Central to the mise-en-scene are new text films with O and U. On a backdrop of large paper scrolls, OO’S and UU’S engage in various scriptural choreographies. Then, an alphabet of legs stand out, a score of P’OSES in which the body of the artist becomes a cut-out sign.
Preview Unseen: Fri 20 Sep, 4pm (invitation only)
Opening: Fri 20 Sep, 5pm - 7pm
Expo: Sa 21 Sep t/m Sun 13 Oct
Public program online as of 15 of August