ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS: Bridget Currie and Hanni Kamaly
Rupert invites all for the Artists Open Studio on Thursday, September 22nd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Vaidilutės str. 79, Vilnius. Current Rupert’s residents Bridget Currie (AU/ES) and Hanni Kamaly (NO/SE) will open doors of their creative spaces to the public to perform and talk about ongoing projects, research and artistic practices.
The studios will be open for visitors from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in addition to performances and talks:
6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. arrival to Rupert, drinks and snacks.
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Bridget Currie. An open reading performance ‘Theory of Meadowness‘.
7:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Hanni Kamaly. A performative lecture ‘BEAST MODE: The Vultures of Our Time‘.
conversations and discussions with the artists.
At Rupert Bridget Currie will present a reading performance ‘Theory of Meadowness’ – an extract from a piece for three characters; a short form of which was presented in Blog form for the recent Baltic Triennial. The fictional text works with ideas of presence of objects, attraction, art production and consumption. The performance will take place inside a set constructed in the Artist’s studio during her month long stay at Rupert.
Bridget Currie calls her practice sculpture although works may involve performance, writing, food and painting. The things she makes reveal a curiosity about how the forces of life and death act to make the world. For the last ten years she has been building a highly personal lexicon of forms and actions with materials such as wood, bread, salt, clay, cloth, vegetables and their qualities. Currie has a long standing interest in Animism as a parallel system for understanding art. She investigates the borders of aliveness and presence through an abstract sculptural practice. Objects may be visitors to the animate world and protagonists on equal terms through practices like puppetry and performance (partners in a movement), staging (the arena is set) or fermentation (alive on a cellular level).
Hanni Kamaly will present a lecture-performance ‘BEAST MODE: The Vultures of Our Time’ that investigates the images of savages and alien creatures by tracing its origins and effects. Vivid and historical depictions of monstrous humanoids are examined and questioned as visual ideas of the Other. The work incorporates science fiction and horror films, works of art and psychology, and the connections are presented as a multi-faceted mind-map that draws the lines between the past and the now by interweaving facts with iconic imagery.
Hanni Kamaly is a research-based artist working with sculpture, video and performance in which she explores subject/object theories and ontology as it relates to borders of existence and boundaries of subjectivity. Her recent and on-going project is focused on dehumanization and representation through the diverse fields of anthropology, pop culture and post-colonialism.
HOW TO GET HERE:
Vaidilutės str. 79,
Vilnius 10100, Lithuania
Rupert can be reached by No. 15 bus which leaves from “Tverečiaus” bus stop every hour and after passing Turniškės turns around and stops at “2asis paplūdimys” right in front of Rupert. Full timetable can be found here.