This sculpture was created especially for "JCDecaux Prize 2020: The Words I Have" exhibition at the Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre.
Fliers was inspired by a photo Schmidt Ocean shared on Twitter. In it, the superorganism Apolemia was captured, twisted into giant rings near the coast of Australia.
In this work, the accompanied text is a hatch through which the imaginary creatures meander.
Wink, epoxy object, 15,5 x 6,5 x 2,5 cm, 2020
If you'll only deign to lend your ear; Leave care behind 2020
If you'll only deign to lend your ear, digital print, aluminum frame, glass, 59,5cm x 84,1cm, 2020; Leave care behind, digital print, aluminum frame, glass, 59,5cm x 84,1cm, 2020
Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by COCA.
Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė
Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė is an artist and a writer, a Photography and Media Art graduate at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania. This year, the artist organized a solo show "Ears Lick Lips" in Vilnius, Lithuania, was one of the selected artists at the JCDecaux Prize 2020: The Words I Have exhibition (Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre (CAC)), was a scenographer and video artist of the play The Ringing of the Plains (Jaan Kruusvall) at The Fount festival, organised by Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. She also writes texts for contemporary art online dailies, such as Artnews.lt and Echogonewrong.com (Baltic Art Press).
In her works, Aistė Marija is interested in unusual beings who, waving between fiction and reality, break out of defined categories and systems. Imagination is especially important in the artist's projects as an opportunity to make connections with delicate bodies we often find awkward or uncomfortable.