Artist: Jakup Auce
Exhibition title: Lazy Boy
Venue: Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg
Date: March 12 – May 9, 2015
Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg
THE INCEST (A PLAY IN THREE ACTS)
THE PERSONS OF THE PLAY
THE SCENES OF THE PLAY
ACT I, The Kelder’s circular art gallery
ACT II, The Elder’s hotel room
ACT III, The smoking room at The Teen’s night club
SCENE — Evening-room at The Kelder’s art gallery. From floor to celling, every surface is badly painted, what makes the blue hole-filling appear whenever a painting had hung before. The floor-plan draws a circle; this means that the room have one single wall.
[The Boy and The Kelder are sitting on the floor around the room, their backs against the wall.]
[The Boy meddles with his sky-blue shorts.] Whenever I look at my penis, I can only see the Eiffel Tower.
Boy, I catch your point; I sincerely do, but you might want to grow clearer. I mean, you should be more explanative .
Edward Said, the author of Orientalism, a book published in 1977, says: “A few days before Dodi Fayed died, I read through the English press and it was full of racist clichés of Orientalist discourse. The Sunday Times, one of the leading newspapers in England, had a headline to a fifteen-thousand words story entitled A Match Made in Mecca; and the idea of Muslim conspiracies trying to infect, you know?; taking over this white woman by this dark people with Mohamed, the Prophet Mohamed who’s a historical person from the 7th century, somehow stage-managing the whole thing. That’s the power of discourse, you see? If you are thinking about people and Islam and about that part of the World, those are the words you constantly have to use.” And now, to grow clearer as you propose, I can complete that one quote with a second statement by Said: “Discourse is a regulated system of producing knowledge within certain constrains. To think past it, to go beyond it, to not use it is virtually impossible because there is no knowledge that isn’t codified this way about that part of the world.” I also know that you would very much prefer me to compare my penis to the Disneyland castle; this I can do without hesitation, as it would simple mirror my first proposal. [The Boy grabs a handful of coins laying on the floor by his side, deposits them in his pocket and stands up.]
[The Kelder stares The Boy depart.] We are opening at seven. Does that sound good to you?
SCENE — Dawn-room The Elder’s hotel room. The floor is carpeted and the walls papered; there are stains all around.
[The Boy and The Elder lay on the ground, their arms opened draw a cross with their bodies.]
[Pretty much concerned.] I only like white boys.
You cannot be racist my dear, you are black. On the other hand, in what refers to “boys”, we could state that a twink is somebody born after 1989. These two facts must surely help you dear Elder.
SCENE — Day-room – although no window can tell – at the smoking room at The Teen’s night club. The walls are covered in mirrors. A glass bench illuminated from its inside with blue neon lights runs all around the room.
[The Boy and The Teen sit on the bench, chain-smoking.]
When they fall, they don’t upload the video.
My Boy, I have seen bigger towers collapse. [The Teen stands up.] Lets go, it’s opening in half an hour.
Text, Alberto García del Castillo