Chooc Ly Tan

Chooc Ly Tan


Rêve, Rave et Révolution


c-type print, UNFRAMED

Print size: 32cmHX50cmW

Edition of 30

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+ About the work

Recently, I was thinking of the notions of “rave” (-party), “rêve” (dream) and “révolution” (revolution) and how they could cross etymologically and socio-politically. Immediately, among the few common denominators that emerged, I could quote: "transgression", "optimism", "collective experience (and transformation)”. Here is a photo-montage composed of a self-portrait – me at high altitude (holding a handrail), with the presence of Europa, the scribbled moon orbiting Jupiter. The piece also features hand-drawn creatures that face existential, gravitational, and cosmic challenges. At the heart of this composition is a call to action and a tribute to activists, especially those who have had to fight white colonisers and supremacists.

+ About the artist

French-born Afro/Vietnamese/Cambodian artist, DJ, producer & lecturer in Fine Art. As an artist, her practice sets out to use systems or tools that are used to understand the world, such as logic or physics, but subvert them to suggest new visions of reality. Ly Tan has had solo exhibitions at FILET (London) Carlos/Ishikawa (London) Circa Projects (Newcastle) and Transmission Gallery (Glasgow). As a DJ, Ly Tan presents a varied selection forging astral connections through spectrums of Techno, Afrotrap, Gqom, Acid, futuristic Chaabi الشعبي, high-voltage Electro through to fusions we haven't found names for yet.

She has recently performed at Chale Wote Festival (Accra, Ghana), Tate Modern (London), the Living Art Museum (Reykjavik), Apocalypse/Rave (Oslo), Corsica Studios (London) and Villa Empain (Brussels).