On 8 September 2023, a group exhibition Mind Readers opens at the Atletika Gallery, featuring Anton Karyuk, George Finlay Ramsay, Ieva Rižė, Jogintas Čepulis, Marija Šnipaitė and Sophie Durand, curated by Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė, the architect of the exhibition – Algirdas Jakas. The opening of the exhibition will feature a reading by George Finlay Ramsay, introducing his new film “Nursted, from the sleep side”.
You listen to me for a long time and write something. I’m getting nervous, I hate invisible things, especially those in front of my eyes. Every sentence and seam of my clothing runs through your mind, and I start to wonder if everything is tied up neatly, if there is no button looser than the others on my jacket, are the washed glasses stacked bottom up in the kitchen. We are at home, it feels like home. My words slowly turn into a curtain, darkening the room, veiling us in a soft light that makes our pupils dilate a little. Your glass is like bone, mine is the same but lighter. The night is as young as your hands, the time exploded.
Each syllable stretches, becomes hardly familiar. I talk until I realise I’ve been silent all along, you’re far away, sleep is taking over. Creeping plants penetrate the foundations, people entangled in them speak the language of birds, one day we will know it too. For now, our soft fabrics are hanging on bone hangers, unmoved by the wind, we are comfortable and warm, we are stable. The black picture behind your vertebrae gets brighter the longer I look. Darkness, like you, takes time getting used to.
Artists: Anton Karyuk, George Finlay Ramsay, Ieva Rižė, Jogintas Čepulis, Marija Šnipaitė, Sophie Durand.
Curator – Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė.
Exhibition architect – Algirdas Jakas.
Lighting architect – Justas Bø.
Design – Studio Cryo.
Opening of the exhibition and readings with George Finlay Ramsay on 8 September 2023, 19.00. Readings will be held in English.
Exhibition tours with curator: 15 September (in Lithuanian), 30 September (in English), 12 October (in Lithuanian).
Exhibition dates & times:
9 September – 14 October 2023, Wednesdays to Fridays 4pm-7pm, Saturdays 1pm-5pm.
Atletika gallery, Vitebsko Str. 21, Vilnius. The show and events are free of charge, without registration.
The exhibition is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality. Organizers – VšĮ “Galerijų savaitgalis” and the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association.
More about the exhibition and its participants www.atletikaprojects.lt