Complaint, A Lyric
A Retrospective by Ligia Lewis
Troubling the stage and the body as places of stable representation, Ligia Lewis invites frictions and ruptures into her creative process. Lewis’ performance trilogy “BLUE, RED, WHITE” which HAU presents for the first time en bloc includes “Sorrow Swag” (2014), performed in a saturated blue, “minor matter” (2016), a poetic work illuminated in red, and “Water Will (in Melody)” (2018), a gothic tale set in black and white. “Still Not Still” (2021) evokes a poetic theatrical language against abysmal humour and surrealistic imagery, while the latest work “A Plot / A Scandal” (2022) looks at the immorality and impropriety of scandal. Beyond these performances, HAU will also present the video work “deader than dead” (2020), the sound installation “Complaint, A Lyric” (2023), an artist talk, and a party at CAN.
Production: Ligia Lewis. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by: Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Basic and Resumption Funding by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.