LILIANE LIJN Essential Forest Poemdrum (2011)
96 cm height x 30 cm diameter Laser cut mild steel, anodized aluminium, two motor turntable assembly with light.
LILIANE LIJN Light Years at Riflemaker and the Sir John Soane Museum
Riflemaker Private View: Monday 7 November 6.30-9pm (with MUSEUM CLAUSUM)
including the STARDUST remix.
Light Years at the Sir John Soane Musuem 13, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP
www.soane.org/exhibitions from Friday 4 November
Liliane Lijn’s Light Years, running concurrently at the Sir John Soane Museum and at Riflemaker features the artist’s work using light and energy as materials. As well as new poem drums and koans, Riflemaker will show Lijn’s remix of her own Stardust installation – the gallery’s most popular exhibition, attracting over 40,000 visitors when first shown in 2009.
Liliane Lijn’s ongoing Stardust project, combines the artist’s use of Aerogel, a futuristic material developed by NASA for space exploration with the artist’s vision of stardust as crumbling ancient cosmic ruins.
View the Stardust Project video at www.riflemaker.org/LilianeLijn – including the artist’s interview with Dr Andrew Westphal from the Space Sciences Laboratory (California), the director of the Stardust project.
Liliane Lijn (b. 1939, New York) studied archaeology at the Sorbonne and art history at the École du Louvre, Paris (1958). She became an artist in residence in a plastics factory, experimenting with fire and acids and working with light, poetry, movement and liquids between 1961 and 1963, rapidly establishing herself as a leading kinetic artist through many international exhibitions. In 1974 Lijn staged the performance The Power Game, a text-based gambling game and socio-political farce for the Festival for Chilean Liberation at the RCA, re-staged in 2010 at the ICA, London. In 1986 she exhibited the computer-controlled drama Conjunction of Opposites at Arte e Scienza at the Venice Biennale. In the nineties, Lijn turned her attention inward, using her own body often with video functioning as memory encapsulated in light.
In 2005, Liliane Lijn received an Honorary Degree from the University of Warwick and an ACE International Artist Fellowship leading to her residency at the Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with NASA and the Leonardo Network. Further outcomes of Lijn’s NASA residency were Stardust Ruins; installations and video projections at Riflemaker, London in 2008 and Inner Space Outer Space, a digital film made with Richard Wilding using interviews with scientists both at SSL and NASA, and previewed at the AV festival in Newcastle upon Tyne, March 2010.
is also featured at Tate Britain from 24 October in the exhibition GO, NVC, Signals and Indica
and at the Henry Moore Institute in
United Enemies, 1 December 11 March 2012 Private View: November 30