Kamile Krasauskaite – Holy Well. Site-specific installation

Kamile Krasauskaite – Holy Well. Site-specific installation

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Photo credits Andrej Vasilenko

Kamile Krasauskaite presents a new site-specific installation at Rupert’s Alternative Education Programme final show.

holy wells
& trees and other faith healing sites

Places of power, healing, and human and non-human journeys, especially in liminal times — epidemics, wars, natural disasters — when human imperfections
and limitations, and the need for the omnipotence of the Infinite, were felt most
acutely. In this spacial choreography of ritualised transactions — seekers of miracles
and benevolent saints engage. Specific conditions are hidden into the landscape
of faith, a cosmic barter where the saints, like mystic merchants, negotiate the
price of miracles with those who earnestly turn to them.

at “Lelija”, Vilnius, Lithuania
curator: Tautvydas Urbelis

𝒹𝒾𝓈𝓂𝒶𝓃𝓉𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒹𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓂𝓈, 𝒹𝒾𝓈𝓇𝓊𝓅𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝓈𝑒𝒶𝓂𝓈 is the final show of the 11th edition of Rupert’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 𝓛𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓳𝓪 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 Vaičiulis:
‘In 𝒹𝒾𝓈𝓂𝒶𝓃𝓉𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒹𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓂𝓈, 𝒹𝒾𝓈𝓇𝓊𝓅𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝓈𝑒𝒶𝓂𝓈, 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 factory’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 one’s own mental map.’

𝓔𝔁𝓱𝓲𝓫𝓲𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷 𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓼:
Églantine Laprie-Sentenac, Eglė Ruibytė, Ella Jo Skinner, Kamilė Krasauskaitė, Lux Sauer, Rokas Vaičiulis, Steph Joyce, Will Krauland

Vilnius (LT)
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