For his residency, Antal Lakner enacts an elevator stretching program, developed to help avoid physical passivity and to instigate awareness of the body during trips in the elevator. This project was developed out of a concern for the habits formed due to the mechanical components of human life.
In conjunction with this residency, Art in General publishes a brochure with a text by Katherine Carl. It can be downloaded here for free. For a printed version, purchase this publication along with the entire set of Art in General’s residency brochures in the online store for only $5.
This residency and exhibition are part of Art in General’s Eastern European Residency Exchange (EERE) gives artists an opportunity to create a new work in a new context, and to meet and interact with art communities in Eastern Europe and New York City. Antal Lakner was nominated to the EERE by Trafó Gallery in Budapest, Hungary .
Antal Lakner’s residency is made possible by the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the National Endowment of the Arts.