Group exhibition ‘If These Stones Could Sing’ at KADIST San Francisco

Emilija Škarnulytė, "Aldona" (2013). HD single-channel video, 13:00 minutes. Courtesy the artist.

Emilija Škarnulytė, “Aldona” (2013). HD single-channel video, 13:00 minutes. Courtesy the artist.

February 7–April 21
Opening Reception: February 7, 6-9pm
Performance, “Falling Wall” by Public Movement | תנועה ציבורית

Public monuments and human bodies may appear to have little in common. Erected in parks, squares, and other public sites, monuments glorify and memorialize particular national ideals and triumphs. Common materials for their construction such as marble, granite, and bronze, are chosen to withstand the physical ravages of time, with the assumption that a unified vision of the past will remain as everlasting and fixed as each structure’s location in the cityscape. In contrast, living human bodies maintain memories through occasional rituals and commemorations that engage the subjective, the individual, and the corporeal in both public and private spheres. Monuments thus seem static, colossal, and immutable, while bodies appear fragile, ephemeral, and alterable.

Organized in the wake of recent events in the US that have made us reconsider who and what we commemorate, the exhibition is an investigation into aspects of the body and its ability to address our collective past, while offering new and unexpected meanings. The exhibition includes photography, video, drawing and performance.

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“Falling wall” is performed by Cookie Harrist, Gigja Jonsdottir, Amelia Uzategui Bonilla, and Hannah McNany

Echo Gone Wrong
February 9, 2018
Published in Baltics Outside Baltics
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