Indrė Milašiūtė | (Non)living Forest Floor VAA, Textile Art and Design, BA. Leading advisor: Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė Presentation: May 29, 10 AM. Exhibition: May 29 – June 6
(Non)living Forest Floor
Where is a boundary between live and lifeless? Natural anr artificial? „Nonliving nature“ becomes a metaphor which represents forest cyclicality and damaged, ruined nature as a consequence of human activity. Forest floor is an essential part of the ecosystem, is responsible for renewal and vitality. Camouflage pattern emphasizes a tension between the human and the forest, signify selfish, possessive intentions, on account of the forest. The meaning of the forest, nowadays, does not make sense anymore. We no longer perceive forest as autonomous organism. In our vision it is man-made plantation, introducing a new notion – forest as „nonliving nature“. The only solution from this situation is to learn how to get along with nature. Forest system is based on sociality and is a leading representative of cooperation and well-being.
Kamilė Krasauskaitė | ATHANOR
VAA, Graphic Art BA Study Programme Leading advisor: Agnė Dautartaitė-Krutulė Presentation: May 28, 11AM. Performative space installation is active on May 28, 10AM-3PM.
(in alchemy: furnace used to create physical, mystical, and moral transformations)
Artist explores areas between bread – body, sourdough – seed, furnace – womb. Performative space installation is an allusion to the bread oven, conceptually – a space where transmutation occurs (Athanor alchemic furnaces, womb).
Stories incarnates to the shifting fabric of sourdough, the physical structure creates skin for transformation. A continuous, flowing stream. Containing the whole chain of past events which becomes the basis for possible future ones. However, the current moment is the most important, it is „responsible“ or a structure will be able to accept a new cycle.
Processes in these spaces (womb, furnace) are fixed and cyclic – archetypal. Strong feeling of isolation, la petite morte and disorientation. Primal fear, desire to return to the past utopias (like the Garden of Eden). Artist and sourdough works with the same principle as fermentation: it doesn’t provide a fixed artefact, installation is limited to the present, events arise from each other is constantly becoming and disappearing, is therefore performative. There is a conscious and unconscious relationship between observer and material, between observer – sourdough, artist as a director and sourdough as an actor. In the present, the focus is on processuality, the final result does not exist due to the nature of matter that constantly changes.
Artist and sourdough works with the same principle as fermentation: it doesn’t provide a fixed artefact, installation is limited to the present, events arise from each other is constantly becoming and disappearing, is therefore performative.
A moment of pulsating fascination in the body. The final step of fertilization is not questioned. This space almost fanatically hyperbolizes and tries to capture that „now“, until the end of the cycle to start a new cycle.
Kamilė Krasauskaitė studied at Vilnius Academy of Arts (Ceramic, Graphic and printing technologies), grown up in her scultor father‘s atelier. The main medias the artist is working on is sourdough, graphics and sculpture. At the moment acts in a three cities – Vilnius, Paris and Brussels.
The first sourdough she grown up in 2014 (untill now it goes everywhere together with her).
„Athanor“ is Kamilė Krasauskaitė’s final thesis (VAA, BA Graphics).
Performative space instalation is active on May 28, 10AM-3PM. (presentation 11AM)