- Residency period: Spring 2018, Spring 2016
I ask: how do we find meaning in things? But then the question slips away, or resists under pressure, like sand.
Lynette Smith works with drawing, moving images, words, and performative modes. As well as a degree in fine art, she has done postgraduate study in linguistics and philosophy. The question has become: what does it mean to be an artist, now, in this place?
Lynette works in Melbourne Australia, with some travel to Europe for projects with colleagues there. She’s a settler-era artist in a colonised place, something which drove her to Lithuania. At the time, it seemed to be the only way to make a picture of a place without getting tangled in the colonial project. This may not be true, after all, but it brought her to Parnidis, which is the perfect image of the questions she asks.