Ella Jo Skinner – HGMITR. Site-specific installation

Ella Jo Skinner – HGMITR. Site-specific installation

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Photo credits Andrej Vasilenko

Ella Jo Skinner presents a new site-specific installation at Rupertโ€™s Alternative Education Programme final show.ย 

Multisensory installation, materials contain but are not limited to; wool, yarn, string, smoke, frankincense, objects and animal remains retrieved from a Gopnik in Latvia, rat corpse preserved in resin, wax, plaster, silicone, resin, glucose, dirt, ink, religious paraphernalia obtained from a church in Tallinn, Estonia, acrylic, industrial paint, hand altered prints of a historical painting sourced from Poland.

๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’น๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‚๐“ˆ, ๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‡๐“Š๐“…๐“‰๐‘’๐’น ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‚๐“ˆ is the final show of the 11th edition of Rupertโ€™s Alternative Education Programme. It is the closing chapter of a six-month-long learning process dotted with workshops, lectures, studio visits, crit sessions and other creative disruptions. Loosely guided by the theme of transgressions and traversability, the programme ends at the now-disused and previously publicly inaccessible administration building of the ๐“›๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ณ๐“ช sewing factory.

Eight new site-specific installations will briefly yet intensely transform the building before its inevitable demolition. A strong metaphor and symbolic gesture, best described by the words of one of the participants Rokas Vaiฤiulis:
โ€˜In ๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’น๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‚๐“ˆ, ๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‡๐“Š๐“…๐“‰๐‘’๐’น ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‚๐“ˆ, the distribution of the space and its creative inhabitants is established through mutual detachments. Each crevice reaches towards its own world and pitches among the separated, vacant cabinets of the spacious former sewing factoryโ€™s bureau unit. Stretching through the three floors of the building, however, the crevices are no longer separated by the labor hierarchy or their spatial function; rather, they act as patchworks to be experienced while steering through atmospheres and dialects that echo the clusters of shared sensoriums and pursuits. Subtracted from the shades of blue-collar and the noise of fluorescent lights at maximum hum-buzz, each cabinet invites an avid peek into the seamless pockets of processes and temporal wedges, a curious call to traverse through and into the ascending and descending structures, and imagine their interdependencies according to oneโ€™s own mental map.โ€™

๐“”๐”๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ซ๐“ฒ๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“ท ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ผ:
ร‰glantine Laprie-Sentenac, Eglฤ— Ruibytฤ—, Ella Jo Skinner, Kamilฤ— Krasauskaitฤ—, Lux Sauer, Rokas Vaiฤiulis, Steph Joyce, Will Krauland

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