UNISONA x Tamara Pathak: Bodyscape

Entity culture space and cultural centre SODAS 2123 present a new event in the programme of the Unisona project: an exhibition titled Bodyscape by artist Tamara Pathak, which will take place from 27th to 30th June. The opening of the exhibition will be held on 27 June at 8pm and on the final day of the exhibition (30 June, 3 pm), Tamara Pathak will present her artistic research, offering an opportunity to join in a general discussion on topics concerning the body.

Tamara Pathak’s artistic practice explores the issues of body representation, highlighting the realistic image as a limitation on perception and a form of belief in the visible body. Her work is characterised by a distinctive method, where the body is not directly represented, but instead implied through hints, traces, fragments, and details. Focusing on the idea of an imaginary body, Tamara finds it important not to overshadow the process of imagination with a specific appearance of the body, allowing viewers to freely identify with the imagery. This elusive but deeply felt medium of representation, where the directly perceived body disappears but is still recognisable, is a recurring motif in her work.

Bodyscape presents works from Tamara Pathak’s ongoing artistic practice – a series of photographs and videos featuring the physical human body and the skin that envelops it, binding and connecting us, enabling relationships and sensitive communication.

The title of the exhibition, Bodyscape, morphologically related to the concepts of cityscape and landscape, has analternative equivalent in Lithuanian, kūnovaizdis (literally,body-image); through imagination, the works featured in the exhibition can be combined into a single image with a story that each viewer experiences individually.

Tamara Pathak is a photographer who studied Art History at the Vytautas Magnus University and Photography and Media Art at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Her work focuses on the human body as a type of experimental matter, exploring the possibilities of body language and the imaginary body in visual art. Pathak teaches photography and media art and also writes on these topics.

Exhibition events – 27th of June 2024 8pm exhibition opening, 30th of June 2024 3pm discussion with Tamara Pathak on imaginary body.

Exhibition visiting hours – 28th of June 2024 from 3 pm to 8 pm, 29th of June 2024 from 2 pm to 7 pm, 30th of June from 2 pm to 7 pm.

The events are free of charge.

Organised by Entity cultural space and cultural centre SODAS 2123.

The event is part of the Unisona project

The project is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.