Saligia is a triptych of charcoal drawings, 2 x 5 meters (3 drawings of 2 x 1,5 meters). The drawings are made using lines as ‘cuts’ that are structural, tense, and executed with speed. Since I have drawn two figures from life, the art piece is created from what I refer to as sacred collaboration based on generosity, mutual consent, trust, and respect. In addition, it initiates, ideas both for my book Memories of a Future and a new one to be based on beauty’s power to assuage and eventually thwart the growing thirst for violence.
1. SACRED describes a specific moment akin to Georges Bataille’s sacred where we experience continuity in an otherwise discontinuous existence. This is like the Christian idea but is not the same. The sacred is what cannot be contained. A disruption of normative behaviour is by its very nature undefinable.
2. GENEROSITY: a collaboration where roles intertwine.
3. RESPECT: a collaboration based on trust.
4. BEAUTY: Approach to an undefined, misunderstood aspect of beauty’s power.
5. IRRATIONALITY: An irrational search for the uncanny.
6. SENSUALITY as a tangible guide.
7. CARE: It is maintaining distance through respect for the intimate moment, through avoiding greed.
8. TRANSGRESSION occurs in the work. It is based on Georges Bataille’s approach.
9. CELEBRATION of the other occurs in the performance.
10. THE SENSORY MOMENT: evokes the body celebrated.
The joint exhibition opens on September 9th and it is called:
Nejauka / The Uncanny
Vilniaus Kultūros, Pramogų Ir Sporto Rūmai
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1110604616481208/