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Kitty Kraus. Inside the White Cube. London: White Cube. 2011.  2011. MKR1162
Adept in her skilful engineering and practical manipulation of rudimentary materials, Kitty Kraus created a mesmerising installation of mirrored light boxes for ‘Inside the White Cube’. Kraus’ work draws upon aspects of minimalism, but further pushes the practice of economy, or purity, of form to the extent of negating or even obliterating the object altogether. In this installation, a series of rectilinear shaped boxes were constructed with sheets of mirrored glass, precariously balanced and adhered by sticky tape. In each box was a 100 watt light bulb, its cord snaking away in the darkness. There is a tension and vulnerability in the construction of this installation that is evident in much of Kraus’ work. The perfunctory joint edges of the mirrors allowing multiple bands of refracted light to be cast at various angles around the space, produced a spectral line drawing in light on the surrounding walls. Upon entering the space, visitors were greeted with an enigmatic text: ‘The reflection angle is a right angle, thus the light does not reach the lamp’. Kitty Kraus was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1976. She lives and works in Berlin. Kitty Kraus was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1976. She lives and works in Berlin.
Assembly International. A Debate on Micro-Politics, Self-Organization and International Affairs. mico-international newspaper volume #1 Berlin September 2005 2014. RKA016
Brian Massumi > Theorist *Montreal Akira The Hustler > Artist, Aidsactivist, Drag Queen *Tokyo Teodora Tabacki > Filmmaker, Theorist *Berlin Beatriz Preciado > Theorist *Paris Ashis Mahapatra > Composer *New York/ Berlin Veronika Gerhard > Artist *Berlin Kazumi Kanemaki > Filmmaker *Tokyo Azza El-Hassan > Documentarist *Amman/ Ramalla Ayana Jackson > Photographer. Anthropologist *New York Marco Villalobos > Author, Composer *New York Bruce la Bruce> Filmmaker *Toronto Teiji Furuhashi > Performer, Founder of Dumb Type *Kyoto Judith Halberstam > Theorist *California Maryse Condé > Novelist *Guadeloupe Bubu de la Madeleine > Artist, Aidsactivist, Dragqueen *Kyoto Johnny de Philo/ Sue Golding > Theorist *London Terre Thaemlitz > Composer, Performer *Kawasaki Simon Critchley > Theorist *London Bojana Cvejic > Theorist *Brussels/ Belgrad
Myles, Eileen.
The Importance of Being Iceland. Travel Essays in Art.  Semiotext(e). Native Agents Series. 2009. LIMY093
Poet and post-punk hero Eileen Myles has always operated in the art, writing, and queer performance scenes as a kind of observant flaneur. Myles travels the city—wandering on garbage-strewn New York streets in the heat of summer, drifting though the antiseptic malls of La Jolla, and riding in the van with Sister Spit—seeing it with a poet’s eye for detail and with the consciousness that writing about art and culture has always been a social gesture. Culled by the poet from twenty years of art writing, the essays in The Importance of Being Iceland make a lush document of her—and our—lives in these contemporary crowds. Framed by Myles’s account of her travels in Iceland, these essays posit inbetweenness as the most vital position from which to perceive culture as a whole, and a fluidity in national identity as the best model for writing and thinking about art and culture. The essays include fresh takes on Thoreau’s Cape Cod walk, working class speech, James Schuyler and Björk, queer Russia and Robert Smithson; how-tos on writing an avant-garde poem and driving a battered Japanese car that resembles a menopausal body; and opinions on such widely ranging subjects as filmmaker Sadie Benning, actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Ted Berrigan’s Sonnets, and flossing.
Pakui Hardware.
Vanilla Eyes. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König  2016. MPA1159
Since 2014, Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda have been operating together as an artist duo under the label Pakui Hardware. This name derives from Pakui, the extremely quick servant of the Hawaiian fertility goddess Haumea. Legend has it that the children of the goddess were all born from different parts of her body, while Pakui is known for being able to circle the Hawaiian island of Oahu six times in just one day. The fertility symbolism of this myth, based on fragmentation and acceleration, is Pakui Hardware’s point of reference for an exploration of a contemporary social dynamic of the body based on technological innovations. Every day on Wall Street endless rows of numbers flicker across the television and computer screens. They transform the flow of capital into purely virtual transactions, while mobile technologies in all fields of our lives are creating new high-tech sensations in record time. This is a reality shaped by virtualization and by dematerialized visions of the future, beneath which the two artists reveal the tangible uncanny and unpredictable effects. In their first solo exhibition in a museum in Austria, Pakui Hardware transform the exhibition gallery into an incubator for still unknown (hybrid) beings of the future. This is all inspired by the 1970s science fiction film The Andromeda Strain, and by synthetic biology’s potential to create artificial organisms, leading to a scenario of possible new lifeforms and lifestyles.
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Lietuvos paviljono 57-ojoje Venecijos bienalėje atidarymas
„Open House Vilnius“ atviros architektūros savaitgalis Šiuolaikinio meno centre
Rolando Rauschmeierio ir Alexo Bailey performansas „Naikinimas kaip atsiradimo sąlyga“ ŠMC kino salėje
Lietuvos paviljono 57-ojoje Venecijos bienalėje pristatymas Šiuolaikinio meno centre
Lietuvai 57-ojoje Venecijos bienalėje atstovaus hipnotizuojančios Žilvino Landzbergo tikrovės
Kūmai ir pilvakalbiai. Amelia Groom ir Gianmaria Andreetta
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