We are following the path that has started in the fog. It has filtered all the details and for a while has been looming like a soft wall. But we knew there were vast lands waiting behind that wall. So now, even though the fog persists, we are walking ahead. Carefully. Our arms outstretched. We are walking intuitively engaging all our senses. We are following shorelines, we are letting the sea to mark the border of our journey. We feel the salty wind on our faces, we find companionship in rocks and stones. From time to time we root ourselves alongside moss and lichen and we find rest and poetic grandeur in this stillness. Along the way, we collect artefacts that help to share our journey with others. With others, who have stopped to listen.
Dovilė Aleksandravičiūtė (LT) is an artist and a writer working within the lines of visual art, literature and academic research. Even though text plays a great importance in her practice she works in a variety of mediums: spatial installations, audio recordings, as well as sculptural and 2D work. Aleksandravičiūtė's work focuses on identities and entities that emerge in the spaces in between. Between physical body and thought, East and West, visible and invisible between belonging and being an outsider. This in-betweenness is treated not just as an abstract passing state or space but as a state or space which perpetually flips between permanent and transient.
Justina Vilčinskaitė (LT) is a visual artist. She is interested in natural elements such as rocks and their cultural and mythical associations. She explores the dialectics of the myth of Sisyphus, its notions of hopelessness, meaningless repetition, the idea of a burden and superstitious meaning of luck and hope associated with a collection of stones with naturally occurring holes in them. The investigation manifests itself through sculptural correspondence with the mythical character Sisyphus, as an absurd attempt to change and eliminate one’s mental and physical burden. Sculptural letters, shipping crates, and packages emphasize the state of transition and in-betweenness.
Restored but Bored is an ongoing research project by artists Justina Vilčinskaitė and Dovilė Aleksandravičiūtė. Project focuses on greyness, in-betweenness and domesticity from a positive point of view as a way to reach wider poetic and intuitive subject matter.
2019 - 2020 - Nida Art Colony, Nida, LT
2020 - AARK artist in residence programme, Korpo, FI
2020 - Open Studios, Nida Art Colony, Nida, LT
2020 - LKI Vitrina, Lithuanian Culture Institute
2020 Educational Grant, Lithuanian Council for Culture, Vilnius, LT