Rupert’s residencies: Howard Melnyczuk ‘Eighteen Black Cats’

Rupert is pleased to announce a preview of new works from Howard Melnyczuk’s Eighteen Black Cats series. The preview opens on 23 April and will run through to 25 April 2021 at Tech Arts gallery. Visiting hours 14:00 to 18:00 EEST*


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The presentation of Eighteen Black Cats is an occasion to get acquainted with the artist’s most recent project, developed during his residency at Rupert. It seeks to explore and celebrate alternative forms of community under late capitalism through the lens of internet technologies, machine intelligence, and the occult. The project treats the occult as a catch-all for forces not seen, activities unsanctioned, powers not formally recognised. Folk practices, ritual magick, radical acts of otherness.

Howard Melnyczuk is an artist investigating technology as a site in which sociopolitical structures are built and maintained. Building on a background in photography and film-making, his practice incorporates multimedia with computation, machine learning, and software-as-art. 

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*Visitors must follow all necessary safety measures.

Tech Arts gallery, Vaidilutės g. 79, Vilnius

Rupert’s activities are supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture

Special thanks to: Gluk Media, National Gallery of Art, Autarkia