Lukas Hofman

Although Hofmann works mainly in the field of performance, his artistic practice reaches out to various other fields and media. He is also active as a curator. His means of expression and artistic strategies are difficult to pin down, like a sandpit. Along with his peers, he slides down museum handrails, deforms his face by pressing it against panes of glass and forms a red line between his body and theirs using thread and a sewing needle. He steals scaffolding nets in the dark, develops perfumes and exhibits them as Waters of Life and Death, films skin as it becomes leather. As a curator, he has invited an amateur duo of ornithologists to perform birdsong, had a recital held in a sauna, organised a string quartet concert and had a glasshouse built in the gallery’s garden. At Bergen Kunsthall’s Live Studio, Lukas will be developing and testing his upcoming performance at MUDAM Luxembourg.

This Live Studio work stay is part of Woods. More-than-human-curiosity organised by and funded by EEA Grants 2014-2021 under the Programme Culture, the European Union – Next Generation EU, the Czech Recovery Plan, and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.