"Skateboard Prayer, or Head Below the Heart" by Eglė Budvytytė
On 28 April at 6pm at the Contemporary Art Centre the exhibition "Skateboard Prayer, or Head Below the Heart" by Eglė Budvytytė will open. "Skateboard Prayer, or Head Below the Heart" is an exhibition organised around a daily ritual, featuring seven performers who slowly trace a route through the spaces of the CAC. Their practice – a choreography of gestures reminiscent of various spiritual traditions – carries them to and through various states of inwardness, intimacy, playfulness and humbleness. Through gestures of care they embrace their interdependency, remaining mostly indifferent to the presence of audience. The ritual starts daily at 6pm and lasts an hour. During the opening night the audience is invited to attend a ‘suspended’ version of the piece.
Concept and choreography: Eglė Budvytytė
Performers: Tomas Dapšauskas, Raima Drąsutytė, Lema Lungytė, Viktoras Michnevičius, Greta Petrovskytė, Andrius Pulkauninkas, Matas Saladžius, Kristina Aglaja Skaldina, Povilas Šimonis
Costumes: Morta Griškevičiūtė
Props: Viktorija Rybakova
Sound: Lina Lapelytė
Architecture: Mantas Petraitis
Graphic identity: Line Gry Hørup
Thanks: Goda Budvytytė, Kipras Garla, Bart Groenendaal
Curators: Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Rūta Junevičiūtė
The exhibition is supported by Mondriaan Fund and Lewben Art Foundation
The exhibition is produced in collaboration with a project supported by EEA Grants and Lithuanian Council for Culture, "Climbing Invisible Structures. Ritualised Disciplinary Practices in Social Life"
Exhibition partner: Nida Art Colony
Exhibition will run until 18 May, 2016