Marievic: Tourism

451 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Jun 07, 11 AM - 4 PM — ends Jul 16, 2022
Dries Van Noten and Brackett Creek Exhibitions are honored to present MARIEVIC’s newest exhibition, TOURISM, at The Little House, 451 N. La Cienega Blvd., in Los Angeles.  Opening Saturday, June 4th, the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, July 16th.

MARIEVIC’s TOURISM is an immersive presentation in the form of a video loop, shot in Cuba during the artist’s visits to the country in 2014. The work is conceived like a selfie, in which the camera focuses on the road where the artist is cruising, moving along on roller skates. She follows her track, turning her back to the landscape and crossing paths with locals, cars, trucks, buses and carriages. The smooth skating movement is constantly disrupted by the montage, condensing time and space. The result is an endless visual impromptu that explores the intensity of being in a space of otherness.

This exhibition at Dries Van Noten’s Little House of MARIEVIC’s video piece TOURISM is presented on two free standing screens surrounded by elements that recreate a touristic experience of the work such as plastic sleepers and selfie stands.

“Tourism is like shopping. It is an element of consumer culture. It allows us to gather experiences and get a piece of another territory or culture. Traveling is not easy. It can be expensive, uncomfortable. Tourism is a simplified adventure, it is accessible, it is user friendly. It allows people to have access to something they desire. One thing that the video does is that by being active on roller skates yet passive in relation to the space I navigate through, I am reenacting tourism. I pass through the landscape, turn my back to it, following my track. And so, by actively becoming a tourist, I allowed the viewer to see the mechanism of tourism and also the landscape. There's a little bit of a switch that happens.” - MARIEVIC, 2022

June 4-July 16th

11am-6pm Tuesday-Saturday