Review May 16, 6 pm.
Thursday, May 16, 6 pm, the Review Room will introduce the installation My Items by the designer Živilė Lukšytė (born in 1990). The work is a symbol on the map of design marking a fictional necessity to choose between two different concepts of design – the first, which transmits an object through mass-production, factory and practicality, and the second, which is the function of romantic messages and senders of homilies. The living space created in the Gallery structured by designed objects looks like a creative sketch of a household environment putting us in the living space of wobbly, shaky and squirmy items. The knowledge that the items were also born from the reluctance to buy fixed, boring and mass-produced furniture makes it easier to understand that such circumstances make the objects rebel against the kind of a design system by participating in the system and contradicting the yet rough and unconscious form of authentic rebellion.
Živilė Lukštyė, the graduate of the Department of Design at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, uses the installation My Items to invite the audience to her space and to share her visual, audio and tactile sensors, the discussion of which behind the artist’s back can accidentally turn into new and different design solutions.