At the core of Lito Kattou’s practice are sculptures. The sculptures she produces often seem to be relics while acting as potential weapons or armours, whether they are made out of metal or textiles. For Fighting with the Sun, the artist places four thrones at the center of the space. Their surface show the scars of events involving a non-human intervention. During the opening, four dancers wearing clothes designed by the artist execute gestures that want to capture the past of those scares while embodying their possible histories. The performance is both a hunt trying to catch the texture of ancient times and an attempt to hide from the ennemy – the sun? – behind the skin of the ruins. Lito Kattou, finally, closes the opening act by the reading of one of her text. To the rhythm of the soundtrack, fading, the remnants of the performance – the tracksuits, the coat and the text – start inhabiting the space.
Lito Kattou, Fighting with the Sun (performance), 2017
Photography: Paul Maheke
All images copyright and courtesy of the artist and clearview
clearview is a contemporary art project with its base on Fountayne Road, Tottenham (Haringey, North London). clearview is a residency program, a project space, a series of events and a collective, dedicated to the vision of invited practitioners. clearview is not a game.
clearview’s residency program functions on an invitational basis, allowing the visions of an individual practice shape the length and form of both the program itself, and the shape of its outcome, with five supporting curators. The 300 m2 headquarters is a live/work space with access to a large project space that acts both as studio, and site of exhibitions and presentations.
clearview is co-founded by:
Filip Zezovski Lindh
Fighting with the Sun
28.01.2017 – 05.02.2017
Unit 7B High Cross Center Fountayne Road
London N15 4QN (Seven Sisters / Tottenham Hale)