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The Rooster Gallery kindly invites you to the solo show “t” by Tomas Daukša at “Pakrantė”, The Centre for Creative Industries.

Laconic title of the exhibition opens a wide array of possible meaning: from direct link to artist’s name to the name of the novel by Viktor Pelevin or notation of time in physics. For Daukša, t became a letter to denote hybrid narrative systems. These systems form from several different stories on objects or phenomena and can be expressed by formula constructed by the artist x + y + z ≠ t (where x is a story you can check, y is a story you cannot check or verify, z is a scientifically accurate story, unrelated to stories x and y, and t is new hybrid narrative system, which differs from stories x, y and z altogether). By manipulating different narrative systems, applying different ways of connecting these systems and combining artistic expression with scientific approach, Daukša develops a theory, which both describes his creative strategies and becomes a universal tool to analyze the phenomena of wider fields of art, culture and science.

Current directions of Daukša’s artistic research and postgraduate studies are summarized by the project “No Limit”. Exhibition space is filled with moving, shining and sound producing creatures. Individually, each colourful, toy-like creature may seem cute and attractive, but chaotic movements and hectic noise of their group become intimidating, disturbing and creates the atmosphere balancing between a game and a nightmare. The artwork analyzes boundaries between art and entertainment, the biological and the mechanic, raises questions about artificial intelligence and hybridization. Movement of both creatures and viewers in the exhibition space provides a possibility to observe the relations between systems and their elements, varying from premeditated, predictable trajectories to spontaneous encounters, provoking new meanings and experiences.

Tomas Daukša (b. 1988) is an artist of the young generation, currently finishing postgraduate studies at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. From 2009, he has been an active participant in group exhibitions in Lithuania and elsewhere, and has held several solo exhibitions. His works have been presented in international contemporary art fairs and important art institutions of Lithuania. In 2013, Daukša became a recipient of Ary Stillman fellowship.

Exhibition opening Thursday, 21 November at 7 pm. The exhibition will be open until 30 of November, 2019.
Opening hours of the gallery: Tuesday through Friday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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