LUX is proud to present a solo exhibition by Brussels-based artist Manon de Boer. De Boer makes 16mm films which combine the rigour, self-reflexivity and minimalism of structural cinema, with something much more fragile, poetic and intangible. In her work, which often revolves around portraiture, de Boer explores the relationship between sound and image, personal narration and musical interpretation. She is consistently drawn to performance – whether by musicians such as regular collaborator George van Dam or dancers like Cynthia Loemij –as a privileged moment of observation of concentration and creation, of a body in action.
The exhibition at LUX features three films, produced over a 10 year period, in which de Boer observes the conditions for creative practice, with an emphasis on the untutored and playful creativity of children and teenagers. The central work, the new film Caco, João, Mava and Rebecca developed at the Calouste Gubelkian Museum is the second instalment of an on-going trilogy titled From nothing to something to something else which focuses on the moments when time and freedom allow for experimentation to transform into creation, giving rise to something from nothing. It is accompanied at LUX by two previous works, The Untroubled Mind and Dissonant.