Adopting the lens of the Earth as a historical figure and discursive being, Anthropomorphic Trouble – a project by artists Goda Palekaitė and Adrijana Gvozdenović – addresses ecological challenges, deep time and geological formations, unearthing the troubled relationship between humans and the Earth.
Guided by artists, this public encounter aims to open the possibility to experience and discuss anthropomorphic troubles, as they share their research, stories and works developed in the past two years. Looking at the transitional moments within the history of science and questioning the scientific museological display, the artists invite you to spend time with the bodies of stones, view a video from the fieldwork portraying non-human protagonists, and engage with the history of Earth in a tactile way – in other words, to exercise your gaze and touch for a different knowledge of landscape and time.
This event is part of the series Ways of Knowing: Earth/Matter.
In partnership with Arts Catalyst and Delfina Foundation.
Supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, Lithuanian Culture Institute and Hasselt University.
Goda Palekaitė (Lithuania) is an artist working in the intersection of contemporary art, performance, artistic research, literature, and anthropology. Her practice evolves around projects exploring the politics of historical narratives, the agency of dreams and imagination, and social conditions of creativity. Her recent solo shows were opened at Kunsthal Gent in Ghent and Editorial in Vilnius (“The Strongest Muscle in the Human Body is the Tongue” 2021), Centre Tour à Plomb in Brussels (“Architecture of Heaven” 2020), Konstepidemin in Gothenburg (“Liminal Minds” 2019) and RawArt Gallery in Tel Aviv (“Legal Implications of a Dream” 2018). In the last years, her performances and installations have been presented at BOZAR Brussels, “Swamp pavilion” in The Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice, Georg Kargl gallery in Vienna, Vilnius Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius international theatre festival “Sirenos”, The Institute of Things to Come in Turin, among others. In 2019 Palekaitė received The Golden Stage Cross and the Young Artist’s Prize from the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. In 2020 the artist published her first book of fiction “Schismatics” (LAPAS books) and started an artistic Ph.D. position at Hasselt University. Goda is based in Brussels. palekaite.space
Adrijana Gvozdenović (Montenegro) is an artist interested in artists’ motivation and ways of resisting (self)institutionalised structures. Her work often develops through collaborations with other artists and researchers. With her research project Archiving Artistic Anxieties, Adrijana has been an associate researcher at a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies in Brussels) and at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. The project explored formats of publicness as research methods, resulting in publications, workshops and performances. Some of them are presented and performed within the “FairShare: self-publishing as an artistic practice” (CIAP Hasselt 2019), “The Hub – Between the iliac crest & the pubic bone” (GMK Zagreb 2019) and “victories over the suns” (Brussels, 2019). More recently she presented her work for the exhibition “This situation has developed over a long time” (ŠKUC gallery, Ljubljana 2021) and she co-curated a block “Not in the mood” for the postgraduate program of a.pass Brussels (2021). gadi.me