“And Wardrobe Planning” is a durational performance and exhibition by Karolina Janulevičiūtė and Kasia Gorniak, presented at “Atletika” gallery 17-30 October 2020. A discussion “Between the making of the garment and it’s being” and a workshop took place in the context of the exhibition, where participants were invited to join the process of making.
For the duration of the exhibition Karolina Janulevičiūtė and Kasia Gorniak constructed a series of clothes for themselves in a temporary work room set up in the gallery. The space was open to the public and the performance was live-streamed, emphasizing the public exposure of the makers and garment-making process, rather than the ready outcomes.
The work critiques the way that the majority of the fashion industry supply chain currently functions. The act of labor is re-contextualised, making transparent what is normally hidden from or might be taken for granted by end consumers. The work also contributes to an ongoing research into sociological studies around craftspeople, and the ethical and environmental impacts of mass production, with the aim of finding if witnessing the garment-making process first-hand has an impact on the value the audience places on the garments they consume.
Karolina Janulevičiūtė (1993) is Lithuanian fashion designer and artist. In her practice she researches and exposes human relation with garments, creating narratives that reflect collective and individual memories trapped in dressing.
Kasia Gorniak (1987) is a fashion designer and artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She works with process as performance and performance as process in clothing-oriented practice.
Exhibition dates & times:
17 – 30 October 2020
“Atletika” gallery, 21 Vitebsko Str. Vilnius
Organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association
Supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Nordic Culture Point
Thanks to UAB “ACG Nyström” for sponsoring with sewing machines for the duration of the exhibition.
Photography: Vitalij Červiakov