05/10/2023 - 17/12/2023
Contemporary - Moving Image
Lutz Bacher - AYE!
This exhibition of the unsettling, uncategorisable work of American artist Lutz Bacher (1943–2019) explores her use of music, sound and voice. Bacher’s work oscillates between the conceptual and the visceral.
Much of it involves appropriation, using material from American popular culture and flotsam from the information age (pulp fiction, self-help manuals, trade magazines, scientific publications, pornography, bureaucracy, discarded photographs), in work that can be intimate, violent or funny.
Lutz Bacher: AYE!, initiated with the artist by curator Anthony Huberman before her death, includes films and installations that feature the voices of Leonard Cohen, Roberta Flack and James Earl Jones, and the funeral of Princess Diana, as well as a pit of sand, giant sound baffles and a machine that plays the keys of an electric organ.
Spitalfields 56 Artillery Ln, E1 7LS