“Skateboard Prayer, or Head Below the Heart” is an exhibition organised around a daily ritual, featuring seven performers who slowly trace a route through the spaces of the CAC. Their practice – a choreography of gestures reminiscent of various spiritual traditions – carries them to and through various states of inwardness, intimacy, playfulness and humbleness. Through gestures of care they embrace their interdependency, remaining mostly indifferent to the presence of audience. The ritual starts daily at 6pm and lasts an hour. During the opening night the audience is invited to attend a “suspended” version of the piece.
Eglė Budvytytė (b. 1982) lives in Brussels and Amsterdam. In 2000–2004 she studied photography at Vilnius Academy of Arts and fine arts in 2006–2008 at Piet Zwart Institute, The Netherlands. She has recently exhibited her work at 11th Performance Project by LISTE, Art Fair Basel, Switzerland (2015); STUK Art Centre, Leuven, Belgium (2015); Sculpture International Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2015); Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden (2014); 19th Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2014); Contemporary Art Centre, Ohio, United States (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2012) and Baltic Triennial of Contemporary Art in Vilnius.
Cover image by Andrej Vasilenko