Laima Leyton: Lack Of

11 January - 26 February 2021
  • ‘Lack Of’ is a dreamy and meditative piece inspired by the idea that science unsettles truth since it is based on doubt and mistrust. Without passing judgement on this idea, ‘Lack Of’ ponders the losses and gains of this ‘lack of tradition’ or ‘lack of truth’ and suggests that, ultimately, the truth sits inside each one of us.

    - LAIMA LEYTON

  • Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss

    Where is the truth from above, doubts

    The lack of truth, doubts

    The questions, your questions, my questions. Freedom.

    His questions, her questions, our questions. Freedom.

    Your rupture, your rapture, your roots. Shhhhh.

    Gain, Gain, Gain, Gain

    The truth from below, us

    The truth from above, us

    Truth from behind, truth from above, truth from below, us.

    The truth from above, us

    The truth from below, us

    Truth from inside, truth from inside, truth from inside, us.

  • Lack of is a sound piece by Laima Leyton, inspired by the first chapter 'Tradition and the Modern Age' in...

    Lack of is a sound piece by Laima Leyton, inspired by the first chapter 'Tradition and the Modern Age' in Hannah Arendt's 1968 publication Between Past and Future. To accompany Richard Saltoun Gallery's 'On Hannah Arendt: Eight Proposals for Exhibition', Laima draws on her multifaceted identity as a producer, musician, activist, artist, mother and teacher to create eight unique sound pieces in response to each exhibition in the programme and each chapter in Arendt's book. Titled collectively as Infinite past, infinite future and NOW, the works together engage with themes of time, culture, truth and spirituality.

  • Rooted in the São Paulo contemporary art scene, Laima's credentials in the world of music are firmly established as one...

    Performance at Richard Saltoun Gallery. Photo by Babycakes Romero.

    Rooted in the São Paulo contemporary art scene, Laima's credentials in the world of music are firmly established as one half of Mixhell alongside her husband Iggor Cavalera and for her work with Soulwax. Her last work ‘Homeis a conceptual double album released by DEEWEE in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory that revolves around the themes of routine, power, life and death. She has performed her music in people’s own homes, creating intimate spaces for audiences to reflect upon themselves, including a performance at Richard Saltoun Gallery in early 2020.  In 2021, Laima will explore opportunities where the audience can experience sound as a reflective and healing tool.