GIRLISONFIRE - Dedicating to the sick and blooming - Monika Janulevičiūtė and Antanas Lučiūnas
PV 31 August, 7 - 9 PM, performance at 8 PM
Continues 01 & 02 September, 1 - 7 PM
GIRLISONFIRE - Dedicating to the sick and blooming is the second part of the exhibition/event series What’s good for me is good for you? A physical multilogue exploring narratives of intersectionality through performance practices. More info: www.whatsgoodformeisgoodforyou.eu
Monika Janulevičiūtė and Antanas Lučiūnas’s work as an artistic duo and are based in Vilnius. In their first international exhibition together, they will present their performance GIRLISONFIRE: Dedicating to the sick and blooming. Layering an 8-channel sound installation, two floral scent compounds, and a scaffold setting together, their live performance will play with a mixture of exhaustion, adventure and constant visual stimulation: A is on a hike in the Tatra Mountain constantly texting, while M is at home wanting to watch a documentary on volcanoes in Hawaii. Realities overlap and timelines shift. The duo attempt to exercise spatial understandings where these factors are not just plain backdrops but constructed, enforced, conditions of life and co-dependency. At times these determinants are personal, sometimes communal and normalised contingencies. Janulevičiūtė and Lučiūnas explore the vernacular as a new type of language, examining paradoxical intimacies of the digital and physical space.
- “Dualism and its corollary - What is a sexual deviancy?”
- “I was 8 years old, I was chatting to a stranger online and suddenly a concept of being used appears in my mind; I lie that I’m 12.”
The performance piece is developed in conjunction with the Rupert Alternative Education Programme as a continuation of their project The Great Outdoors: GIRLISONFIRE presented in December 2017 at CAC Vilnius.
Organised with the European Commission Representation in the UK, in partnership with the Lithuanian Cultural Institute London, supported by @oldbluelastbeer
Curator: Nora-Swantje Almes
Associate Curator: Lxo Cohen