04. Sept 2021 - 31. Oct 2021
'Matter to Matter'
Inga Aleknavičiūtė, Mindaugas Gapševičius & Maria Safronova Wahlström
Opening Event 04.09.2021 - 15.00hrs
Follow-up event: 02.10.2021 - 15.00hrs
‘Matter to Matter’. A Campaign-Exhibited:
Conventionally perceived as an exhibition, ‘Matter to Matter’ is more of a ‘Campaign of Reprise’ by artists Inga Aleknavičiūtė and Mindaugas Gapševičius (in collaboration with Maria Safronova Wahlström). Their mission is to sharpen human sensory perception to heighten consideration of our impact on the material world. This ‘campaign’ has arisen in response to the issue that humans increasingly shape their world for reasons of desire and pleasure as much as the need for survival and comfort.
Aleknavičiūtė, Gapševičius and Safronova Wahlström have disregarded synthetic Sims type virtual world solutions to deliver tangible prototypes that present an energised and balanced future, rich in invention and in harmony with the sensual world. With these prototypes they propose to open new channels by which we can perceive and understand our environment. Their solutions are derived from hidden resources, partly biological and in part material. They suggest that we must mine ourselves as well as all of our industrialised systems to progress beyond the current solutions we know.