Watch Lil Buck Jook His Way Through a Museum
Today we’re all taking a field trip to Paris to visit the Icons Of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection exhibit at the Foundation Louis Vuitton. Lil Buck will be your tour guide. First you’ll float down a hallway and up an escalator before admiring some paintings by Matisse. Later you’ll pause near a Picasso to watch a solo by the jook master himself. (Does he even have bones in his body?)
A still from Lil Buck’s latest video project
The best part? You don’t have to leave your couch. The short film, by Andrew Margetson, is a collaboration between NOWNESS and Foundation Louis Vuitton. In the narration, Lil Buck shares some of his personal dance history, and yes, it does include ballet. Although this project marks his first time improvising at a museum, dance performances at museums aren’t a new trend. Much like a bare stage, the stark gallery walls provide a blank canvas for creativity—and the option to interact with the art on display. Lil Buck’s style is particularly fitting for these abstract works: He subtly relates to the paintings by tracing liquid lines with his feet or slipping into angular shapes with broken knees and elbows. Both the art and the dancer are captivating.
Your tour starts below.