Lina Albrikiene works Neither Mouse Neither Human Convey Sight H – 2A. Tanegashima. 17 Mar 2017 The Promised Land Working for Art. The Art of Working Homage a Jascha Heifetz From Lazdynai to Paneriai Still-life Study of Leg Vilnius from the Archives of My Childhood. Lazdynai Lost Memories Vilnius from the Archives of My Childhood. My Grandmother's Seat Memory Box Vilnius from the Archives of My Childhood. Movement
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video "Convey" extract on vimeo Lina Albrikiene’s new installation ‘Convey’ is inspired by the Lithuanian novel ‘The White Shroud’ written by Antanas Škėma. Artist interprets and decontextualizes it relating her first encounter with the novel at school with nowadays analysis. The main character of the book works as an elevator operator. He is self destructed and disordered personality. The narration of the novel reminiscents of a fragmented puzzle. The main space of the subject matter is the machine – elevator, which seems to never stop. The main character feels as if he is locked in a cage, which constantly levitates between the God’s realm UP and the human existence DOWN. For the video filming Lina Albrikiene choses an unusual type of an old elevator called paternoster. It doesn’t have doors, it never stops. It runs as a conveyer - as a meat grinder machine. An ordinary elevator would break the linearity of the narration by stopping in any floor, but the paternoster type is consistent and linear. Video work presents intimate images: differently positioned nude bodies in the elevator going up and down. The light and the movement of elevator into different sides poses the perception as if the bodies are dismantled. Here comes the remarkable reference to Goya painting “Saturn Devouring His Son”, which Lina Albrikiene presents in the installation in a postcard format. The third element of installation is sound. Artist ‘grabs’ the word “zoori”, which was often used in the novel. There is no meaning of this word except that the main character shouts “zoori” when the world suddenly is changing in his mind. Albrikiene impulsively plunges “zoori” into the voices of liturgical men choir. group exhibition view at Kunsthalle Exnergasse