ArtJunk
No. 16—2024

Dig Yourself Out. Return to me.

Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė

Info: The second solo exhibition of Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė with Lucas Hirsch presents a new development in the artists’ practice. The duo’s hybrid, cumulative output which encompasses video, objects, photography, sound, and fragrance and turns to performance as an operative aid acting as a bind for a practice in which somatic experience, be it material, molecular, individual or collective, forms the core. Framed under a title which functions as an instruction, a call or chant, directly addressing the viewer, the exhibition presents a selection of photographic, sculptural and notably new work on canvas. This body of work rests on soil as metaphor for porosity of boundaries resisting the very idea of dichotomy and threshold, an exercise that feels all the more personal, not least because of the prominent presence of forms, mythologies, rituals and fables that originate from Baltic and Slavic landscape histories and rural folk traditions, that are as much the artists’ own.

Lucas Hirsch Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė ArtJunk