We are constructing our reality in many different ways by keeping in mind the opposition between two big concepts – culture and nature. It seems however that what we call nature is as well a constructed entity. Our rational logic and technological knowledge let us rethink the ways we influence and form “the natural” world or landscape, be it the geophysically defined surfaces like mountains or water bodies like sea, or man-made elements, such as a composition of everyday objects. We understand landscape as a research field for questions such as What is natural? What is constructed? How nature should look like, following the criteria of functionality and pragmatism? How the emergence of digital cultures (Youtube tutorials, ASMR videos) is affecting the appearance of it?
Project space “Sodų 4” is happy to present a group show by three artists Dovile Aleksaite, Sabrina Labis, Eri Qubo, who all met in Berlin and have been involved in different collaborations earlier. Their project “Revising Landscape” is a result of their short residency in Vilnius, Lithuania this October. It tackles questions of current human cognition of objects and their relations.
Dovile Aleksaite (*1983) is Lithuanian visual artist, currently living and working in Berlin, where she is studying Art and Media in University of Arts Berlin. In her works the relationship between natural phenomena and human constructed systems plays the key role. Discussed are the questions of natural and digital, abstract and real, monotonic and expressive, conscious and unconscious. Aleksaite’s works were exhibited in such institutions like Akademie der Künste Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, New York German House.
Sabrina Labis (*1990) is a Berlin based artist from Zurich. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Arts and Design in Lucerne and Experimental Film at Berlin University of the Arts. Recently she has shown her work at Museum of Art Lucerne and at Videonale 16 in the Museum of Art in Bonn. In 2015 she was rewarded with the Exhibition prize of the Art Association of Lucerne.
Eri Qubo (*1991 Nara, Japan) studied Oil Painting at Aalto University in Helsinki and Tama Art University in Tokyo. She is currently studying Fine Art at Weissensee Academy of Art Berlin. Her work ponders the state of ’reality’ of today, by layering multiple, often contradictory, fragments of metaphorical languages, which often end up creating multi-dimensionality within her works.
Opening reception 2017/10/05, 6 pm
Exhibition open 2017/10/06–13
Wednesdays – Fridays 3–7 pm or by appointment, tel. +37062689230
The event is organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association with kind support of Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, and bar “Dėvėti”.
Project space “Sodų 4”
Sodų Str. 4, Vilnius