CAC, Vilnius: Footnotes. Every Artwork as a Different Entry to the Same Show

Footnotes. Every Artwork as a Different Entry to the Same Show

2013.II.14 – III.17

Curator: Valentinas Klimašauskas

Opening: Thursday, 14 February, 18:00

An exhibition and a series of meetings with Kristian Øverland Dahl (NO), Morten Norbye Halvorsen (NO), Karl Holmqvist (SE), Steinar Haga Kristensen (NO), Mikko Kuorinki (FI), Jacopo Miliani (IT), Ieva Misevičiūtė (LT), Olof Olsson (DK), Michael Portnoy (USA), Gabriele De Santis (IT), Triin Tamm (EE) and others. 

Special events:

“Red Alert!”: a talk show by Olof Olsson: Friday, 8 February, 19:00

Karl Holmqvist reading his new book “K”: Sunday, March 17, 18:00 

Artists and artworks:

And other people don’t have it

A performance installation. 2011

Michael Portnoy

This performative work is constituted by the blacking out of one of the gallery attendant’s teeth with black tooth wax everyday of the exhibition. It is accompanied by an explanatory story told by the gallery attendant, but only if asked.

The work is installed into the same physical space as the piece Über Vladimir by Ieva Misevičiūtė. Since both works are installed on the same tooth, every morning the gallery attendant flips a coin to determine which work is installed first (bottom layer – obscured) and which installed second (top layer – visible).

Michael Portnoy (USA, b. 1971) is a New York-based artist, musician, and Director of Behavior. His practice spans dance-theatre, vocal power-tools, Relational Stalinism, reptangles, experimental stand-up, prog-operatic spectacle, abstract gambling, 3-person nightclubs, the improvement of biennials, and Icelandic cockroach porn.

Bookcatalogtest

Triin Tamm

Book. 2012

Based on Swiss psychiatrist Moritz Tramer’s Bücherkatalogtest from the 1950s, this personality test “tries to evoke different interests that lie buried deep down in each of us” using 432 book titles as a method of examination. A comprehensive user’s manual may be found at the end of the book.

Triin Tamm (EE, b. 1982) lives and works.

Deviationist #01

Steinar Haga Kristensen

Two channel video, length 03:15 min. 2009

Steinar Haga Kristensen (NO, b. 1980) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

While both poetic and satirical, his work seeks to unveil the positive lingual potential inherent in an exuberant modernity, while perverting contemporary superfluity and redundancy.

Endless staccato

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

Plastic, paint, attaches parisiennes. 2012 

Morten Norbye Halvorsen (NO, b. 1980) is Berlin based Norwegian artist. He is predominantly working with sound, sculpture, photography and performance. In his work stories and scenes are guided by props, images, music, recordings and concert appearances.

Julia’s Wild

Mikko Kuorinki (FI, b. 1977) is an artist who was born in Rovaniemi and lives in Helsinki.

Seven inch record made out of concrete containing a reading of Louis Zukofsky’s poem Julia’s Wild (1960). Technical realisation of the record by Topi Äikäs.

Julia’s Wild

Come shadow, come, and take this shadow up,

Come shadow shadow, come and take this up,

Come, shadow, come, and take this shadow up,

Come, come shadow, and take this shadow up,

Come, come and shadow, take this shadow up,

Come, up, come shadow and take this shadow,

And up, come, take shadow, come this shadow,

And up, come, come shadow, take this shadow,

And come shadow, come up, take this shadow,

Come up, come shadow this, and take shadow,

Up, shadow this, come and take shadow, come

Shadow this, take and come up shadow, come

Take and come, shadow, come up, shadow this,

Up, come and take shadow, come this shadow,

Come up, take shadow, and come this shadow,

Come and take shadow, come up this shadow,

Shadow, shadow come, come and take this up,

Come, shadow, take, and come this shadow, up,

Come shadow, come, and take this shadow up,

Come, shadow, come, and take this shadow up

 

Louis Zukofsky, 1960

Louis Zukofsky (US, 1904-1978) was an American poet. Born in New York to Lithuanian Jewish parents, he was one of the founders and the primary theorist of the Objectivist group of poets and thus an important influence on subsequent generations of poets in America and abroad.

K

Karl Holmqvist

Book. 324 pages. 2012

A new artist’s book K from Karl Holmqvist explores different levels of textual interaction with art. Both as concrete poems or language ‘drawings’, where words and letters come to form pattern and repetitions somewhere between sense and non-sense, figuration and abstraction. Substantial parts of the book’s material are in fact gathered as ‘loans’ from other artists, forming something of a mini-collection of languageart practices and references from Zürich and Berlin Dada, Futurism, Vorticism, Lettrisme and onward to more contemporary formulations from artists such as Ferdinand Kriwet or Shannon Ebner.

Karl Holmqvist (SE, b. 1964 in Västeras) lives and works in Berlin and Stockholm.

Knowledge is Good

Jacopo Miliani

Video, 1h 44min, sound 2’54’’. Book: 134 p. 2012

Animal House was the first film produced by National Lampoon, the most popular humour magazine on college campuses in the mid-1970s. National Lampoon’s Animal House has been a cult movie for different generations and many legends are circulating around this topic. Knowledge is good appears in the opening titles as motto engraved on the statue pedestal of the fictional character Emil Faber.

In the work Knowledge is Good – composed by a video and a book – there are illustrated more than 130 associations between the movie and famous works of contemporary art. The process of association is very free: sometimes the connections are motivated by a visual reference, sometimes are linked for an ironic idea.

Jacopo Miliani (b. 1979 in Florence) lives and works in Milano, Italy.

Model for a Dream (2012) by Kristian Overland Dahl

Steinar Haga Kristensen 

Performance. Performed and installed by Kristian Overland Dahl according to event score by Steinar

Haga Kristensen. 2013

No Great Discovery Was Ever Made Without a Bold

Guess (Time Machine)

Gabriele De Santis

Electric torch, crystal object, wood plinth, day and night time view. 2012

Gabriele De Santis (IT, b. 1983, Roma) lives and works in London, UK.

Spectator (2010) by Kristian Overland Dahl

Steinar Haga Kristensen

Performance. Performed and installed by Kristian Overland Dahl according to event score by Steinar

Haga Kristensen. 2013

Kristian Overland Dahl (NO, b.1968) is an artist; he lives and works in Borgen, Norway. 

Switzerland of America

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

240 glass slides, slide projectors, colour filters, sync and dissolve-unit, sound. 2010

Although it is the name of a real place in Colorado, USA, the artist uses it more as a pointer to an imaginary place, projecting the idea of a constructed ideal, within a graphic frame: design, scale and print.

Über Vladimir

A performance installation. 2011

Ieva Misevičiūtė

This performative work is constituted by the blacking out of one of the gallery attendant’s teeth with black tooth wax everyday of the exhibition. It is accompanied by an explanatory story told by the gallery attendant, but only if asked. The work is installed into the same physical space as the piece And other people don’t have it by Michael Portnoy. Since both works are installed on the same tooth, every morning the gallery attendant flips a coin to determine which work is installed first (bottom layer – obscured) and which installed second (top layer – visible). 

Ieva Misevičiūtė (LT, b. 1982) is a New York and Vilnius based artist-curator.

With the support of Nordic Culture Point

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