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Light menthol smoke has twined round the drawings, climbing through the geometrical structures until it reached the ceiling. Some thought it was much easier to linger than stand, as the balance organs had to be switched off here – those were the rules. Brushing the openwork with wire, melting the snow from the carcass or turning into light-based telegraph was allowed, however. This diversity of practices was in contrast with the monotonous gaping, which seemed to be detached from the rest of the body and independent of the other limb movements. The meeting space was always the same – a wasteland of cold halogen light where even the light sources had adapted to the visitors’ silhouettes, having reserved blank spaces for them. This spatial fidelity was understandable, because ending up here did not require special effort – having a hobby of some kind was enough. Yet it is hard to tell whether such gatherings fulfilled the participants’ expectations. Often the mere fact of being present sufficed to soak up the reflections, while additional questions remained stuck on the roadside, bleached by the light and turned into an integral feature of the landscape. Not everybody left the space simultaneously after the meetings; some would hang around waiting for a gust of light which stirred the mouldy structures and swayed them, echoing a refined hand gesture.

Organised by Vilnius Graphic Art Centre

‘Self-support group’
Algirdas Jakas

Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Council for Culture, and Lithuanian Artists’ Association

Gallery name: Vilnius Graphic Art Centre

Address: Latako str. 3, Vilnius

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 15:00

Open: 10.12.2020 - 30.01.2021