THAT THAT - Reappropriating the Citroën Billboard with three works

© Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI / Philippe Migeat / Dist. RMN-GP

Lazara Rosell Albear uses technological innovation to produce immersive displays that question the political and personal challenges of migration phenomena. Through a “self-ethnographic” approach, she creates an evolutive site specific installation. Embracing performance, she questions the concept of spaces reappropriation. Her work focuses on the aspect of process that she describes as a “purification ritual”. She works in collaboration with the collective MahaWorks, the Art Ensemble of Brussels and architect, light and setdesigner, Jan Dekeyser.


Lazara Rosell Albear was born in Cuba in 1971, and lives and works in Brussels. Her multidisciplinary work stands at the crossroads of theatre and the visual arts, combining photography, film, performance, dance and music. Interpreted for Alain Platel/the ballets C de la B (“Lets of Bach”, 1998), she also collaborated with the company Rosas, directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Hanjo, D’un jour d’un soir), and with Walter Verdin and Sammy Baloji in 2011. In 2001, she founded the MahaWorks collective with the guitarist, composer and artist Simschka Stein. Her work has been presented at different international sites and festivals: Biennale Bucaramanga (Colombia), Het Bos (Antwerp), Tate Modern (London), Wiels (Brussels), Vietnam’s San Art Moving Image Festival, Art Cologne, Cinema Nova (Brussels), De Beurschouwburg (Brussels).


Advertising triangular light box, aluminium framed PVC banners on metal stand, acrylic paint.