La Monte Young Projects
La Monte Young Projects is a response to the conceptual musician’s Compositions 1960. Some fifty years later, Young’s experimental compositions continue to resonate, providing a convergence point for divergent interpretations in this body of work by David Khang.
Through installation, video, and performance works, David Khang uses entities that are foreign to the human body – raw beef tongue, live monarch butterflies, and a Clydesdale horse – as prosthetic, visual, and metonymic devices to facilitate the performance of a non-verbal language. If a horse, butterfly or a disembodied tongue could speak, she/he/it/they might ask what these compositions might mean for us today.
“His fashioning of the body, and his human/animal hybridity want to tell us a story of ourselves that we cannot yet speak, but need to hear. This story is one of our Relation, and its cosmopolitical ethics requires a language not yet heard.” —Rinaldo Walcott, "Strategic Creolization: Desiring / Visualising New Humans"
Performance and opening reception: Friday, September 7, 7-10pm (performance starting at 8:00)
Artist talk: Saturday, September 8, 2-4pm
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.
Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 15 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. Please get in touch at office [at] openspace.ca or 250-383-8833 if you have any other questions or concerns in regards to accessibility.