Unfinished Sentence II is an exhibition by Paris-based artist and poet, Tarek Lakhrissi, presented in collaboration with Flatland Projects. The project comprises a maze of sculpture, light and sound at Flatland Projects on Beeching Road, and a site-specific installation in De La Warr Pavilion’s North Stairwell.
Literature forms the bedrock of Lakhrissi’s practice. Mobilising language as a raw material, he introduces sound, sculpture and other visual media into his installations and performances, composing poetry in tangible, embodied contexts. Destabilising hierarchies within blank pages and white cube walls, the gallery space is reincarnated by Lakhrissi as a transitional and welcoming environment. His projects are borne from questions of endurance and existence, specifically how can one live within a queer, racialised body in our hostile contemporary reality. The boundless potential of love runs as a constant throughout his work, operating in tandem with seeds of intimacy, magic and self-preservation.
Lakhrissi’s presentation in Bexhill-on-Sea originally developed from the contents of Monique Wittig’s 1969 novel Les Guérillères. Building on the novel’s twin themes of rebellion and restoration, the artist harnesses light and sound, as well as gothic, utopic and romantic elements to create an emotive constellation across both spaces.
The production of this exhibition has been generously supported by Arts Council England, Fluxus Art Projects, Rother District Council, Eastbourne Alive, East Sussex Arts Partnership, and Talent Accelerator.
Flatland Projects is located at Beeching Road Studios, a ten minute walk from the Pavilion. Find out more on their website here.
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