“C'est pas là, C'est par là (It’s Not That Way, It’s This Way!),” a site-specific interactive temporary art installation from France, will be held at 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 25-26, on Artpark's Gene Davis "Niagara 1979" “Painted Parking Lot” located in the lower park (South 4th St. entrance). Admission is free.
A press release said, “ ‘It’s Not That Way, It’s This Way!’ is a communal exercise in the process of reconstruction and deconstruction. A once-empty space is filled with strands like a freshly woven spider’s web. A person approaches a stone on the floor and begins to roll up a string, while another walks toward the middle of the web and contemplates the unraveling tangle of strings.
“Spectators become actors, passing strands over and under each other. The space becomes a meeting ground, and the individual quickly forms a small community. This piece is a meditation on spatial scale and individual’s places in society by South Korean artist Juhyung Lee. After touring the world, Lee’s latest exploration of these themes comes to Artpark in August.
“This playful, participatory work invites the Artpark audience to negotiate their relationships to space, place, and one another through a designed environment built specifically for each performance.”
About Juhyung Lee / Compagnie Galmae
In 2012, while doing his military service, South Korean Juhyung Lee participated in “Bivouac” by Générik Vapeur at the Seoul Street Art Festival. This encounter was a real turning point and, in 2014, he abandoned his law studies to join Générik Vapeur in Marseille. During his first year at the Cité des arts de la rue, he met apprentices from the FAI-AR (Formation supérieure d’art en espace public) and was inspired to do this training in 2015. In 2017, he created Compagnie Galmae, an artistic company that performs in public spaces. In 2018, he won the Bourse SACD Auteurs d’Espace.
The presentation of Compagnie Galmae has been made possible through FACE Contemporary Theater, a program of FACE Foundation and Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.