A Walk
Antanas Gerlikas

Talk and video installation

01.06.2019 & 13.09.2019 – 31.12.2019

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Installation view Antanas Gerlikas, A Walk, 2019 at Rib.
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Antanas Gerlikas, A Walk (film still), 2019.

Right before the summer of 2019 Antanas Gerlikas spent an afternoon walking the brown spotted Charlois resident Dalmatian Rex and the black spotted city centre resident Digsby through Het Nieuwe Instituut, Institute for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture, and several furniture design shops, a cargo ship, a parking lot and other man made structures.

The resulting film titled A Walk (2019) is a site-specific follow-up of the earlier A Walk (2011) shot in The Latvian National Museum of Art with a greyhound. The film will be on view at Rib until the end of the year and becomes part of the temporary infrastructure of De Fluyt en de Hoi developed by Paul Elliman.

Antanas Gerlikas is an artist who lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania. The main conceptual device of his oeuvre is the revisiting of the concept of a museum by looking at it from the perspective of an artwork and daily life. He considers an artwork as a semi-autonomous element dependent on the museum’s discipline: its spatial, temporal and ideological conventions, references, construction of history, etc. He is also interested in how these conventions are acted out in daily life. With this in mind, Gerlikas’ aim is to separate the value of an artwork from an institution (the museum) and to transfer it into some new forms of life by creating and recording the lives of these forms, discovering and shooting new shapes and structures of life.