Marija Griniuk, The Unbody, 2016-2017
a) Sculpture. Textile, electronic parts
b) Robots. Various materials, electronic parts*
c) Tables and their surfaces. Paper/cardboard
d) Book. Lithographic print, various materials
e) Workshop. Event for children, duration two hours
*Produced in collaboration with HumTek, Roskilde University (RUC)
Photo 1, 2 and 4 by Kunsthal Aarhus
Construction goes through developmental stages from an object that the city needs to the object that a new society does not want anymore. It can symbolize evil, can be constructed and deconstructed. Sometimes it can become a mass production or a collectable object. Construction can be hardly linked to every person's individual memory about its primordial form and therefore unacceptable. This is how it’s treated as a fake - a layer that disappears with a change of generations, which then become an organic part of new memory. Read more at menopropaganda.lt here
Videoinstallation consists of videoprojection, 5 sculptures, 5 soundtracks and publication. The videos pivotal point is an animated puppet film that borrows from the science fiction genre. The story takes place far into the future and describes our human struggle with consciousness and the body. The parties involved are lost existences that no longer know if they are machines or humans. They have forgotten who they are, where they come from, what the purpose of their life is or how it ends. It would be a mistake though, to see the video only as a reference or commentary on an unpredictable future; rather, it should be seen as an attempt towards understanding some of today’s societal tendencies and provoking a discussion of these. Read more at ciurlionis.lt here
The definition of a meeting point is the following: a meeting point or a meeting place is a geographically defined place where people meet. Such a meeting point is often a landmark which has become popular and is a convenient place for both tourists and citizens to meet. Examples of meeting points include public areas and facilities such as squares, statues, parks, amusement parks, railway stations, airports, etc. or officially designated and signed points in such public facilities. Meeting point is the meeting of different private areas, meeting of interiors of people belonging to different social groups, meeting of reality and fiction, meeting of material and immaterial. The video projections are made of footage of livingrooms in Christianshavn. The footage has been colleted during my visit to 25 appartments in Christianshavn. Meeting point is built as a white room with a table and two chairs. The interiors are being projected into the “room” area.
Lithuanian artist Marija Griniuk has guided Arthesis through The Studio (Den Frie Contemporary Art Center), where she works with educational projects. Residing in Kopenhagen already for six years, Marija has returned to Lithuania at the beginning of 2015 with her solo shows: “The Edge/Riba“ (National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, Ceramics museum) and “Construction“ (Kaunas City Museum, Kaunas Castle). Together with her creative team, M. Griniuk presented exhibitions “Anti-Asger“, “Extract“ and “Take a Bite of Vilnius“ project “re-FORMAT“ (Užupis Art Incubator, gallery “Kalnas“) in summer 2015.