Resident: Lavinia Lanner
Residency period: March 2023
Area: drawing; publishing

Lavinia Lanner (*1985) studied at Slade School of Fine Art (University College London) and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

 Her artistic practice centres around drawing, more precisely, 3B pencil on paper. The simplicity of the means is what she interested in, being the most direct and immediate way of giving shape to thoughts, and, at the same time, allowing her to create and construct complex gestures with it. In small and large-scale formats, the artist pursues a drawing’s ability to slip into different roles, all being unfamiliar to the technique, such as sculptures, furry objects, metallic monuments, or, as an ongoing series of hers, brushstrokes. What pretends to be a dynamic and expressionistic doodle, is a precise reconstruction of a brushstroke by means of pencil and its single lines bearing only the concept of the original material. Other series include drawings of found objects, forgotten relicts of everyday life shown in a drawn close-up, resurrected in the new environment and context with main interest in the ambiguity of shapes and their respective overlappings and boundaries. More and more, Lanner’s practice opens up to an installative approach, where drawings surround the audience in unconventional performative settings.

 As a trained interpreter and translator, as well as visual artist, her interest in the intersection of language and art, and thus in Footnote Centre, is evident. During her residency she will deepen her thoughts and ideas about a publication she is currently creating, experiment with unconventional ways of publishing as well as do some field research and sketches for upcoming exhibitions.

The residency has been kindly supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade 

Foto credits:
Portrait: Simon Krimplstätter
Drawings: Lavinia Lanner