The narrator of Flight Mode navigates between private, public and virtual spaces, dividing her attention between action and thought, while contemplating the role of individualism and complex asymmetries among individuals and the society.
‘I was thinking about subjectivity. And how, regardless of how embarrassing it can be, especially when exercised in an intellectual context, how almost always, almost inevitably, it speaks some kind of truth. It expresses a state of mind that at least one person is in. And if one person is in that state of mind, perhaps it would be safe to say, that the community that person belongs to is, possibly, in a similar state of mind. It’s as if the society itself is internalized and then externalized again, through an individual.’ – excerpt from the video.
This video carefully and subtly pictures this minute of the truth – a slow transient moment from a full body indecision and insecurity, to a small but bright change of the thought and the rising of determination. By exercising the subjectivity, this work speaks about larger symptoms of the individualistic society and its affirmative effects on depressive experiences. The work by Daiva Tubutytė shines a light on a short-lived individual experience as part of a bigger picture of the society.
Daiva Tubutytė (b. 1986) is a visual artist based in Berlin. She works with text, moving image and sound. Recent presentations include Wavelenght series at Toronto International Film festival, Kreuzberg Pavillon and Ashley Berlin. Daiva is a graduate of the graphic design departments of Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2012) and Vilnius Academy of Arts (2009) and a nominee for the 2013 Berlin Art Prize.