On 10th December 2019 an exhibition titled “A Situation Which Resists Completion” will be opened at gallery “Atletika” in Vilnius, Lithuania. Organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association it will present work by artist collective “Technologies of Non/Self”, formed by artists Gailė Griciūtė and Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi. The exhibition will be on view until 10th January 2020.
How is it that the present fails to keep up with the presence of the past, not perceiving its living. In such moments, where our perception is clouded by dullness, a ghost of the past appears in disguise, thereby inducing a misreading of a situation at hand. It is in this manner that the future shies away from happening. The frustration lies at a miscarriage of the past. This <<historical miscarriage>> turns into a vehicle for the demolishment of a possible authentic history. Thus, giving birth to newly misshapen forms of an invisible history, which in parallel, runs the risk of appearing as a crooked present ‘reality.’
The images that have formed by thinking thoughts, result from a collision with the blurred censored imagery, like that of a snowy noise pattern of an empty TV channel. The random patterns of these images, encountered through stories, are of a history not written down, but transmitted by some Bodies.
Technologies of Non/Self is an open collective working in the interstices between contemporary art and sonic composition.
Gailė Griciūtė is a composer, sound artist and improviser based in Lithuania. She graduated from the Sibelius Music Academy in Helsinki, Finland and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, was guest student at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main Douglas Gordon film class. Festivals and concert series where Gailė Griciūtė’s music, art projects and performances were presented include: Ahead, Jauna Muzika, Soundscape, NOA, Estonia (Lithuania), Couterflows (UK), Sound Art Festival (Kaliningrad), Unsound (Krakow), Labor Sonor (Berlin), Tectonics (Tel Aviv).
Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi is an artist, filmmaker based in Germany. She studied History of Art and Latin Philology at Goethe University and Fine Arts with Prof. Simon Starling and Prof. Peter Fischli at Städelschule in Frankfurt. Being a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation, she recently graduated with an MFA in Film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work operates in the space between film, video, sound, performance and interdisciplinary research. With the composer Gaile Griciute she created Technologies Of Non/Self, a duo working in the interstices between contemporary art and sonic composition. In collaboration with Gabriela Barreto Lemos (quantum physicist) and Francie Missbach (psychologist), she also co-founded the Intercluster for Critical Intimacy (ICI), a collective aspiring to interconnect art, science, and societal transformation through interdisciplinary interventions within concrete contexts.
With special thanks to Antanas Gerlikas (installation), Xuan Phan (graphic design) and Mahsa Saloor (text).
Opening reception at “Atletika” gallery (Vitebsko 21, Vilnius) 10/12/2019, 7 pm
Exhibition opening times 11/12/2019 – 10/01/2020 Wednesday to Friday 16:00-19:00
Organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association.
Partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality.
In partnership with Kirtimai Cultural Centre.