Opening: Saturday 23th November, 18:00-21:00 hrs.
The exhibition runs until 29th December.
The artist is often in search of the connection between different media and where they overlap. Particularly in this exhibition Butkute emphasizes the relation between sculpture and video works. The installation is scattered across the gallery in an effortless manner. Various materials intermingle and find ways to complete each other. Sculptures are combinations of different materials such as pigment coloured porcelain and bent steel profiles, paper and plastic prints. With these works Butkute creates a route for the visitor to move within the installation. The route is based on a choreography that is visible in the video works as well.
Short sequences of movement are captured in video works and displayed through the space on several screens. The artist uses moving image to research how to activate the static form of sculpture and create a sense of movement. The video work ‘States & Drives’ is based on a Rudolf van Laban movement analysis. It is a recording where the performers are practicing a routine of efforts, expressing movement in a relation to each other and the space they occupy.
Supported by: Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), Mondriaan Fonds (MF)
Ruta Butkute (b. 1984, LT) lives and works in Amsterdam. After graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie she participated in several renowed residencies including the prestigious Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited in The Netherlands and abroad, among Cultuurcentrum Strombeek Grimbergen (BE), Teruhiro Yanagihara gallery (JP), Intersections Art Rotterdam 2017 and Kunstvereniging Diepenheim.