Doro's Leg - Legba's Dog

A performance by Curtly Thomas

As part of the current exhibition of life of love of sex of movement of hope by Liz Johnson Artur, artist Curtly Thomas presents the performance Doro's Leg - Legba's Dog. The performance will be available online for 12 days, until 8 February 2022.

The performance consists of two parts that will be presented alongside each other. The first part intervenes Liz Johnson Artur’s photographic works through a bodily projection. The second presents an ambigious scenario inspired by the vodou deity Papa Legba and the fictional spirit Doro.

About Curtly Thomas

Curtly Thomas (UK) is a visual artist living in London. His creative practice focuses on photography, sound and performance. Through it, he explores how fiction informs reality as well as the power of bodies to propel individual and communal radical potential. Curtly Thomas has previously performed in solo and in different collaborative settings at spaces such as Auto Italia (London), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Café OTO (London) and the South London Gallery (London). He is a current recipient of the LOEWE FOUNDATION/Studio Voltaire Award.

Through his experimentation with textures, movements and rhythms, Curtly Thomas explores the notion of the underground as a mythical place: one in which different times and places simultaneously coexist and overlap.

smallboydanger performance at South London Gallery, 2018/2021 © Curtly Thomas, courtesy of the artist

About of life of love of sex of movement of hope by Liz Johnson Artur

The exhibition celebrates daily events and brings them together as a form of storytelling in an attempt to elevate human emotion. Drawing from Liz Johnson Artur's expansive thirty-year-long Black Balloon Archive, the artist's work develops around photographs and their encounters with people. While capturing moments, her photography engages in a constant process of dialogue. Johnson Artur places the photographs into different contexts to explore new ways to see the surfaces and moments represented in a picture.

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Liz Johnson Artur - of life of love of sex of movement of hope © Foam. Photo: Christian van der Kooy.⁠ © Foam. Photo: Christian van der Kooy.⁠

This exhibition is made possible by Fonds 21.

Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and Gemeente Amsterdam.

In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund.

Doro's Leg - Legba's Dog, 2022 © Curtly Thomas, courtesy of the artistThe mounted lifeUntitledOn Earth tour - Hinde HaestStill from the On Earth Tour: Mishka Henner

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Doro's Leg - Legba's Dog

A performance by Curtly Thomas