Current and upcoming
Space ISU, Seoul
Exhibitions at Jan Mot
Mon Amour. Reading Films
Zona MACO Sur, Mexico City
Time as Activity - Mexico City
Manon de Boer, David Lamelas, Ian Wilson
People and Time
Pierre Bismuth, Mario Garcia Torres, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Will Holder, David Lamelas, Jonathan Monk, Ian Wilson
David Lamelas. Part 2
David Lamelas. Part 1
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, David Lamelas, Jan Mancuska
Robert Barry, Manon de Boer, Pierre Bismuth, Daniel Buren, Douglas Gordon Joachim Koester, David Lamelas, Jonathan Monk, Mario Garcia Torres, Ian Wilson
Today is just a copy of yesterday
Pierre Bismuth, Maria Blondeel, Manon de Boer,
Rebecca Bournigault, Adam Chodzko, Michael Curran,
Tracey Emin, Dora García, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster,
Douglas Gordon, Joseph Grigely, Pierre Huyghe,
Renée Kool, David Lamelas, Kobe Matthys,
Wouter van Riessen, Ian Wilson, Zapp magazine
A Life Of Their Own
MALBA, Buenos Aires
Photo: Javier Agustín Rojas
A Life of Their Own
The University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach
Photo: Kristina Newhouse
34th Venice Biennale, Venice (IT)
"Time. At this moment in our lives we have available time from home. Perhaps we have never realised how important it is one minute, in relationship to each other. This performance is about the space of time that connects us all. The hour may be different in Argentina, Europe, Africa or Australia but we all share the same space of time. Information, political ideas, country limits, economical interest, divides us. But we live in a singular time: the present. For this event we have invited 20 persons throughout the world to create a line of time. The time is passed from one person to another, as in a chain of continuity and unity. After we finish you are invited to continue the line passing the time to the person next to you or to yourself if you happen to be by yourself. Thank you." (Statement made by David Lamelas via YouTube on April 15th, 2020 to announce the first iteration of the performance Time.)
Film 18 Paris IV. 70, 1970
16mm film, black and white, sound
9 minutes 16 seconds
edition of 5 and 2 A.P.
Time As Activity - Düsseldorf, 1969
16mm film, black and white, silent
edition of 5 and 2 A.P.
Time as Activity, an ongoing series started in 1969 with Time as Activity-Düsseldorf, a piece which sets out from the premise of filming the city in stationary shots in three locations at three determined times of day. Each one of these moments is demarcated by indicating the previous duration in minutes, whereby the real time of filming equals the fictitious screening time. After Düsseldorf, Lamelas has filmed in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Sankt Gallen, Buenos Aires, Warsaw, Naples, Milan and Madrid, an international transit which relates the displacement of his own life. On the surface, the series shows the continuous and hyperconnected duration of global information; however, rather than simply reproducing the mechanics of entertainment, it develops an open and circumstantial account. Time, the latest merchandising and product of contemporary capitalism, is re-appropriated by the artist as an event, as an activity, which is at once limited and elusive.
Born in Buenos Aires, 1946
Lives and works in Los Angeles and Buenos Aires
You can follow in real time the performance on youtube via this link:
It will start at 11:45 pm KST (Seoul), 3:45 pm CET (Paris), 9:45 am EST (NYC).
Due to the ongoing renovation of the KMSK involving a new access to the museum, plans had been developed to move it slightly to the corner of the park surrounding the museum. Unfortunately the Flemish government withdrew its initial proposal that was accepted by the artist and now no longer wants to rebuild the work. A letter by Lamelas asking Jan Jambon, Flemish minister of Culture, to reconsider his decision has remained unanswered. We are therefor launching a public campaign inviting everyone to co-sign the original letter with the artist in the hope the work can be saved from destruction. Please click here.
David Lamelas' site specific installation Corner Piece (1966) will be presented as part of the show Collection 1940s–1970s at MoMA New York starting on October 24th. The work will be on view for approximately three years. (Image: Corner Piece at Jan Mot, 2006)
Multiple works by David Lamelas selected by Adam Szymczyk are included in the program of the 22nd edition of experimental film and video festival Videoex 2020 in Zürich. On Friday 18/09 at 7:30 pm: Argentina II: Time as Activity - David Lamelas and on Sunday 20/09 at 4 pm: Argentina III: Movies and Television: David Lamelas and at 5:45 pm: Argentina IV: In Our Time - David Lamelas.