- Residency period: Winter 2020-2021, Summer 2022
- Neringa Forest Architecture Residency
Of course, there is a principle to efficiently or effectively resist gravity. There are ways for local pine or birch to resist the shear, the bending, and time in general. Then, there is the benchmaker’s distance or proximity to the forest and use of its materials, which also imparts character and form on the bench. The bench is a marker of groundedness, hospitality, joy and care. And those meanings permeate location, both in terms of region and the spatial divisions of home.
Monika Janulevičiūtė is a designer and artist. For her, the frankness of bench-making binds design, craft and art practices together. A multifaceted quotidian subject swivelling around its vertical axis, showing the elastic attachments to life and functionality.
Funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture