Stemming from the Athenian context, the work reflects on the current issues of migration, displacement, resistance and the perspective of the Other. The title originates from the Sahara sand brought to europe by wind.
The text originally composed as a reader for a solo exhibition in Athens named “Raptor’s Eye” transposes into the video piece.
Made throughout the period of documenta 14 in Athens, Greece between February and July 2017.
Jokūbas Čižikas (b. 1988, Vilnius) is an artist living and workig in Athens and Vilnius. His practice combines installations, video and sound compositions, sculptures and collaborative performances. Recent work shown in exhibitions, projects and residencies:
European Everything, Documenta 14 Kassel, DE (2017); Raptor’s Eye, A-DASH, Athens, GR (2017); Marres Tourist Office, Marres House for Contemporary Culture. Maastricht, NL (2016); Riddo Duottar Museum, Lakselv, NO (2016); Abteiberg museum. Mönchengladbach, DE
(2016); Master of Fine Arts, ZHDK University of Arts, Zürich, CH (2015); EIB Art Collection, Luxembourg (2013).
Hyper-realistic pictorialism and hyper-productivity problematics of the world that came with utopian thinking of bankers/politicians, and later utopian internet and post internet thinking in the global ecologies of economics and societies driven by illusions and false ideals. We live in many worlds, in overlapped realities, or dimensions if you please. “After Affect” is here to remind us of how one should not take everything for granted.
Vsevolod Kovalevskij (b. 1988 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Lives and works between Vilnius, Tromsø and London. Vsevolod’s practice is based on critical thought and humour by which he is rethinking ever changing human condition, his works are driven by research of collective /individual memory/ies, anthropological studies, empathy and in that he creates tools to better question conditions of ones surrounding. This results in process-based installations, video works, objects that establish a relationship between the active spectator, the artist and members of the broader community.
The artist attended the Rupert Educational Program in Vilnius, LT (2014), holds a BFA and MFA from the Vilnius Academy of Arts (2015) and is a MFA candidate in Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Arts (2018) and Goldsmiths University (2018). Recent exhibitions include After Affect, Kurant (Tromsø, NO – 2017 ; Dimensional Verge, National Art Gallery (Vilnius, LT – 2015).