Ears lick lips | Ausys laižo lūpas

Solo show 2020 07 21 - 08 01Artifex gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

The sun's in my heart, leg splint, 2020; glass surfaces, plotter print, dimensions variable, 2020

Stumbling is just like fingering - you’re giving a hand a surprise.

A foot acts as a sucker, induction hobs make questions melt, reading turns into dance...

– Is it just me, or are we being watched by a W-shape?

– Let the thrill thrill you on second thought.

– Ears lick lips. Is it just you? Or the exhibition unfolds, wags, jiggles

and winks, ice skates and licks, tentacles around..?

– Objects figure. It’s hard to put a finger on it.

Ears lick lips under the umbrella of speculative design. Inspired by household items, aquatic creatures and texts, new weirdly familiar objects behave as they wish. Vernal pools and induction hobs act as a dancefloor, a mirror, a pleasure ground or whatever. A glossy wiggle on a shelf is a what-not too: may appear frozen for a hurried eye, but gets pretty involved in a longer squint. In previous exhibitions it wiggled like a tentacle, a horn, a weird leg, a sex toy, a moustache, a mouth and a Nike sign, questioning

should I do it?

Unusual beings, meandering between fiction and reality, sail away from defined categories. Imagination works out as a promise to connect with mysterious and awkward bodies.

The exhibition is partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture.

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Ears lick lips | Ausys laižo lūpas exhibition view

The sun's in my heart, stained glass surfaces, plotter print, dimensions variable, 2020

Leave care behind, digital print, aluminum frame, glass, 59,5cm x 84,1cm, 2020

Leave care behind, digital print, aluminum frame, glass, 59,5cm x 84,1cm, 2020

If you'll only deign to lend your ear, digital print, aluminum frame, glass, 59,5cm x 84,1cm, 2020; Leave care behind, digital print, aluminum frame, glass, 59,5cm x 84,1cm, 2020

Shimmer, epoxy object, 15,5 x 6,5 x 2,5 cm, 2020

It's like fingering, book, 100% recycled paper, Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė, 2020

Stumble, UV print on soapstone 2x2x2cm, 2020; The sun's in my heart, stained glass surface, plotter print, 2020

Photography: Laurynas Skeisgiela