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Artist Liliane Lijn performs at Science Museum

— May 2014

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Liliane Lijn, Clear Red Koan, 2008, photo courtesy of the Government Art Collection

The Science Museum continues its longstanding engagement with contemporary arts this summer. Artist Liliane Lijn will perform songs from Crossing Map, live, with Sharon Gal, as part of Aleksander Kolkowski’s exhibition ‘The Exponential Horn In Search of Perfect Sound’, in the Science Museum's new Media Space Studio.

Saturday 31 May 2014, 2–5p.m. 
The Science Museum
Exhibtion Road
London SW7 2DD

The event is free but booking is essential: please follow this link for booking information.

The radiophonic realization, in collaboration with Sharon Gal, of Liliane Lijn’s gravity-defying song cycle Crossing Map was first broadcast by Resonance FM in November 2013 and then in January 2014. 

A visionary feminist monologue as relevant today as when published, Crossing Map was written from 1968–74 and was published in 1983 by Thames and Hudson Ltd by arrangement with Editions Hansjörg Mayer, Stuttgart, with a grant from Arts Council England. In this book Lijn:
questions the meaning of time, enters the web of her memory, and passing beyond the now, lands in a world bearing no trace of man’s presence. There she meets the Last Man and through a telepathic communion with him is witness to the death of her society and the dematerialisation of man.

Cassone will shortly be publishing an interview with Liliane Lijn, about her life and work.

See also ‘No true understanding of light without darkness’,  an audio interview with Liliane Lijn, by Nicky Hodge.

The Government Art Collection  holds prints from Lijn's ‘Biting Through’ series of etchings (1977), and Clear Red Koan (2008) (see above). In this new podcast in their series of interviews with artists, Nicky Hodge of GAC meets Lijn at her studio where they discuss Lijn’s time in Paris and the development of some of her key works.

Lijn's work was recently seen in London at the 'Republic of the Moon' exhibition. See 'Moonage daydream' in Cassone January 2014.

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