Exhibition time: 18 04 2019–18 05 2019
Venue: Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės a. 27, 44279 Kaunas, Lithuania)
Marko Mäetamm (EE). THE WORLD AROUND ME (is moving faster and faster)
Private view of exhibition “THE WORLD AROUND ME (is moving faster and faster)” by Marko Mäetamm (EE) will be held at 18th of April at 6pm at the ground floor of gallery “Meno parkas”. Exhibition is part of project “Genomics of The Artwork”. Project’s curator Aušra Vaitkūnienė. Project’s exhibition at “Meno parkas” will be held till May 18th.
Title of Marks’ project – "THE WORLD AROUND ME (is moving faster and faster)" – is taken from the title of his video installation of 16 short animations which will be the center piece of his installation.
16 tablets on the wall in the exposition where on each of them a pair of hands is tapping text on computer screen to somebody. Just like most of us all do every day by sending e-mails or chatting in Messenger. We all have so much to say because so much is happening around us.
Also inside our souls.
Does it matter to anyone – this is another question.
Additionally to the installation of 16 videos there will be different items and objects displayed in the room. The connection between these and the 16 stories on the wall can be built in the head of the audience.
About project “Genomics of The Artwork”
Genomics deals with the forms of matter motion and their reciprocities as well as the systems of interaction with the surroundings. Art is concerned with the forms of movement of thoughts as an expression of matter, their correlations and contexts in the environment. This process is incarnated or not into an artwork, which is a material form of a stable constant.
This final (in)variable form can be seen in museums, exhibition halls and galleries. We see the final manifestation of the hidden creative process, which is presented for the appreciation of the spectators with many unanswered questions. It is important to understand the conditions under which the artwork acquired the present shape, who or what was the prototype or motif in reality, the reason why the artist chose a certain form for his piece of art and the extent to which it associates with the author’s personal experience, or how much it is connected with social archetypes, etc.
This secret of creative work does not give peace to art historians, critics as well as art lovers. The feeling of “a playing child” is naturally inborn in a human being, who willingly deconstructs material objects in order to understand their mechanisms.
The idea of the present exhibition is to reveal the secrets of the creative process, knowing, however, that it is practically impossible to do it completely because of something lying deeply in art which cannot be expressed in words or explained. The corner stone of the exhibition is yet another attempt to answer the question if “the soul of creative work” really weighs 21 grams.
Apart from the final version, i.e. a finished piece of art, the exhibition presents the conditions of its origin, reasons and stages of its development. These steps of the creative process are coded and determined by the succession of information which may be compared to the sets of DNA. What is the importance of the impact of the surroundings on the birth of an artwork? In fact, it may be stimulated by a stanza of a poem or an extract from a text, an old photograph, a scrap from a daily paper, a video recording or anything else. It is a primary point in the scale of reading in respect of which the analysis of the motion of a body/matter (in this case the movement of thought) towards its final result is being made.
Every author presents the creative process as a whole, leading the thought and glance of the viewer to a finished? piece of art. In this way, the spectators become part of the creative process, absorbed in their own thoughts or discussing with others, arguing or opposing, etc. They may alter the conditions of an artwork, thus creating a real non-material piece existing in information space as one more possible or unrealized future version, which will remain as an optional possibility and survive in the shape of ideas.
Participants: Aušra Andziulytė, Jovita Aukštikalnytė, Elena Balsiukaitė, Naglis Baltušnikas, Adomas Danusevičius, Laima Drazdauskaitė, Sandra Kvilytė, Petras Lincevičius, Marko Maetamm (Estonia), Agnė Liškauskienė, Arvydas Martinaitis, Eimutis Markūnas, Indrė Mikašauskaitė, Darius Rakauskas, Povilas Ramanauskas, Mukesh Shrestha (Nepal), Rosanda Sorokaitė, Aušra Vaitkūnienė, Kristaps Zarinš (Latvia).
Translated by Egidijus Mačiulskas
Other project's "Genomics of The Artwork" exhibition will be held in Kaunas Picture Gallery 11 04–26 05 2019.
Organizer of the project: Lithuanian Artists' Association Kaunas Department.
Main Sponsors: Meno Parkas Gallery, The Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Eesti Kultuurkapital), Vilnius Academy of Arts Kaunas Faculty, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art.