Exhibition “Smuggling Borders of the Bodily Line” by VAA Nida Art Colony resident Julie Lænkholm at Project Space “Sodų 4”, Vilnius
- Published on Saturday, 22 October 2016 16:14
Project space Sodų 4 is pleased to present a solo show Smuggling Borders of the Bodily Line by artist and current Nida Art Colony resident Julie Lænkholm.
Opening and performance with Dorota Zdanavičiūtė will be on 26th October at 6:30 pm. The exhibition is on show 27th October – 12th November, 2016. The exhibition is open for visitors on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 8pm at Sodų 4 (Sodu str. 4, Vilnius)
Working with site specific performance for the past years, the artist has been making song pieces which investigate the intersection between lived life and art. Lænkholm became interested in Lithuanian song festivals as a collective gathering and as a political argument and has already spent one month researching at Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts and visited Vilnius city. Playing with interconnections between political territory, human body and social (sonic) interactions Lænkholm is investigating the limits of borders and cohabitations.
Keywords: sci–fi romanticism, magic–phonic, invisible power, breathing of the body.
Julie Lænkholm is a New York based emerging artist born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lænkholm works in various mediums and with a provisional approach to sculpture. Her practice unfolds in an almost ritualistic manner with a particular sensitivity for materials. Through the haptic, she investigates the awakening of materials and curates her work in a seemingly arbitrary however precise manner, what she calls 'situations'. Expectation is a key word in her practice. Lately she has been working with site specific performances using singing as a medium, organising a piece where local fishermen of Seydisfjordur sang a poem outside of the local gas station during Icelandic festival Listi Ljosi. Lænkholm received her Masters degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in 2015. During her graduate years, she was a scholar at The Bikuben Foundation of New York, received grants such as The New School Student Senate Grant, The Klint award in 2015, was artist in residence at LungA School, Iceland, in 2015.
This exhibition is organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists' Association and is part of Sodų 4 mini-residencies’ project. The event is partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. Partner of the event – Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts.
Project Space Sodų 4
Sodų Str. 4, Vilnius