That That. Reappropiating the Citrën Bilboard with three works
Having previously worked as a dancer and performer, Lazara Rosell Albear developed a practice that is a blend primarily of performance art, movement, video, and work with sound. She collaborates with a large number of artists, including the MahaWorks Collective, the Art Ensemble of Brussels as well as the architect, lighting designer, and stage designer Jan Dekeyser.
She reappropriated the former Citroën Garage by using the sign on the roof of the showroom, to create her progressive and performative installation That That. Reappropriating the Citroën Billboard with three works, which questions the underlying political stakes and the relationship between the building and the public space. She performs a two-stage purification ritual first repainting the whole sign black, as if to mark the pause and the transformation of the building. Although her intention (given away by the title of the installation) was to cover the three sides of the sign with other works, Lazara Rosell Albear finally decided to cover one single side with a scaled up non-figurative photograph.