Urtė Lagunavičiūtė I Surface Tension
2021 04 30 - 05 31
The main idea of the exhibition was trying to reveal how water 'sees' the world around it and how a person feels experiencing this. Does such thing as water having a memory exist? Is our connection with water still encoded in its memory? The idea of personification of water was born to answer those questions. The connection between water and a person becomes the main aspect of the exhibition. Water becomes a character that shows the world around us.
In this exhibition, I want to point out the importance of lighting. A light reflection hitting a piece of glass starts imitating water.
Surface tension is the tendency of liquid surfaces to shrink into the minimum surface area possible. This tendency only occurs in a very thin layer of liquid. Due to this, in my exhibition pieces of glass start to overlap creating a water effect.
The exhibition is an image of a close connection between bodies of water that a person wouldn't be able to see with the naked eye. Every water molecule has been a part of an icecap, a river, an ocean, maybe even once belonged as a barrier between air and water.
The main reason I chose to illustrate water - I see a huge spectrum of many different thoughts and emotions in it. I find instability that reminds us of unknown paths of life or something that can't be controlled charming and intriguing.
About Urtė Lagunavičiūtė
Born in Vinius, 1999.
In 2018 Graduated from Vilnius Tuskulėnai Gymnasium. Studied in an enhanced arts class.
In 2018 Graduated from Vilnius Justinas Vienožinskis Art School.
Since 2018 she has been studying at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Applied Arts, majoring in Stained Glass.
Participations and work experience:
In 2018 participated in the exhibition “Įvietinta erdvė", Naujieji Valkininkai.
In 2018 participated in a social project titled “You am I". Participants: Justina Kamarauskaitė, Mark Ecktrand, VDA Stained Glass students.
In 2019-2020 participated in Vilnius Martynas Mažvydas Palanga Summer Reading Space, in the exhibition of works of the Department of Monumental Art.
In 2020 she has participated in an event titled "Guardian's Day" in Trakai.