Dust to *Dust


21 okt 2018
15.30 final performance by Marie Ilse Bourlanges & Elena Khurtova

It’s the final weekend of the exhibition Dust to *dust

We welcome you to the finissage on 21st October 15.00 – 18.00
(Free entrance)

15.30 final performance by Marie Ilse Bourlanges & Elena Khurtova
The remaining elements of the performance, cracked or intact clay boxes, will be available for sale.


solo exhibition by Marie Ilse Bourlanges & Elena Khurtova
at Arti and Amicitiae, 05-10 t/m 21-10-2018
finissage 21 October 2018, 15.00 – 18.00

Dust to *dust is the final chapter of a long-term project entitled The Sky is on the Earth, a series of interventions with the inherited archive of Jacques Bourlanges (Marie Ilse’s grandfather), author of an intriguing esoteric theory of a correlation between star constellations and French geography.

After working with this rich material for four years, Khurtova & Bourlanges create a final transformation of the archive: ‘letting go’ will be at the heart of their solo exhibition at Arti & Amicitiae. From monumental to intimate installations, their work explores the paradox between transformation and its inherent loss. The artist duo reflects on the purpose of preservation and archiving through series of sensorial experiences in constant change. The tactility of elements composing the exhibition echoes to the fragility of physical traces one may leave behind, as well as the ones superimposed on us and our physical environment by higher forces. Materiality gets intertwined with words and voices in an audio work contribution by Cécile Tafanelli.

This project is generously supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Mondriaan Fonds and Stichting Stokroos.