Photography and Media Art | undergraduate | Vilnius

Justina Jaruševičiūtė, "Reciprocal"
Installation; sweetgrass, papier-mâché, seeds (pumpkin, bean, corn), sap, silicone tube, plastic bottle
Tutor - prof. Laura Stasiulytė-Gudaitė
Turning to plants, their interconnections and the relationship they establish with humans, the work constructs situations that suggest reconsidering the notions of reciprocity, gifts and commodity exchange.


Liucija Teodora Mikučionytė, "Atletika revisited"
Installation; basketball, video monitor
Tutor - prof. Artūras Raila
Reanimation (from Latin re- (‘anew, again’) + Latin animatio (‘an animating’); sc. re/animation) - revitalisation.
The present instantly becomes a sticky, haunting past.
The art gallery Atletika, which has been operating in the building of the Vilnius Rasa Special School since 2013, has preserved the lines of a basketball court on its floor; in this piece, I reconstruct memories and imaginary events.
The basketball board – a video screen with a moving target without a net – and a Wilson ball attached with rubber, like a boxing pear, ceases serving its usual function, taking root in the contemporary art space.

Saulė Marija Rimkevičiūtė, "(un)successful"
Reverse chromogenic photographic print, 75 x 100 cm (7 prints)
Tutor - dr. Darius Žiūra
The work analyses photographic Polaroid material. By disassembling this material, I am trying to understand how it works and why it did not work as expected. By deconstructing and analysing the accidental photographic result, the material and the abstraction it produces gains value, even though there is no narrative, no recognisable image to be discerned. The visual enlargement of the frame reveals all the smallest, usually invisible nuances of the formation of the light-sensitive material.

Arijus Pijus Jurevičius, "The Horse’s Gaze"
Canvas, acrylic, 160 x 240 cm
Tutor - prof. Alvydas Lukys
By studying the horse’s inner world and its view of the outer one, the author’s artistic research seeks to determine the animal’s position in the nowadays world and to question the extent to which human attitudes and behaviour toward a horse are correct when based on a one-sided perception.

Rolanda Jastrumskytė, "Dissemination Error"
Photographic installation, 42 x 640 cm
Tutor - prof. Artūras Raila
These are photographs taken by my grandfather’s brother which have filled a family photo album and become a life montage line made up of different stages of people’s lives. The data from the album is extracted in such a way as to reveal an underlying narrative which also appears in the photo albums of other families.
A different technological approach opens up questions of privacy, publicity, truth and lies. The resulting errors in the photographs begin to create distinct micro-worlds that, on the one hand, are reminiscent of a spreading virus and, on the other, hint to interconnectedness and impossible separation. The daily erasure in photographs seems to be giving an answer, but at the same time asks - can really everything be considered creation?

Bernadeta Brazdžionytė, "As Long As"
Textual object
Tutor - dr. Darius Žiūra
A book consisting of drawings, photographs and texts of forest landscapes collected during over six months of walks; like most of the author’s works, they are autobiographical, exploring the fundamental themes of life, relationship and humanity.
The majority of the trees in the drawings balance on the fine line between what is functional, living and constantly being created, and what, having lost its function, becomes only partly alive, drowning in a seemingly eternal process of decay.
The photographs in the book create a shared parallel existence between the trees and the ever-changing, decaying forms of the human body.
Holding on to the last threads of life, it simply is.

Aušrinė Ražanskaitė, "Skin"
Series of photographs
Tutor - prof. Alvydas Lukys
In creating these photographs, I look at the world as a coexistence of organisms that are all similar and interconnected. By highlighting the variety of bark shapes and the play of graphic lines, I aim to pause for a moment and take a better look. By choosing to depict only the “skin” of the tree, I distance myself from the whole plant as a symbol, capturing the pure forms of nature, without any extrinsic details, and thus turning it into a separate and independent object.

Dovilė Kazlauskaitė, "Needles and Threads"
Installation; photographs, pieces of buffalo tail, brush with needles, a bracelet made of dissolvable surgical thread
Tutor - prof. Laura Stasiulytė-Gudaitė
Born of organics and synthetics, the figures in this installation refer to the kinship between pain and beauty. By using medical tools - needles and threads - I aim to cure and prolong the space and meaning of these objects’ presence.

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Naglis Dzinga, "Flow"
A video loop created from a series of photographs displayed on a 72 x 128 cm screen
Tutor - prof. Alvydas Lukys
The project aims to interpret the meaning of the image of water through the concept of the pharmakon, which maintains the principle of indeterminacy (seeing it as both medicine and poison), enabling the perceiver to use their imagination and to become an accomplice in the creative process. This project refuses to assign any specific, traditionally established symbolic meanings to water, so that its meaning depicted in the photographs is simultaneously scattered in different directions and cannot be controlled.

Karolis Kolesničenko, "Through the Body"
Tutor - prof. Alvydas Lukys
The high-voltage wiring of an electric car is deconstructed, making it “dangerous”. Coming face-to-face with the emerging technology allows us to tame it live, pushing aside all the fog of fake information that spreads across our environment.

Kornelija Kupstaitė, "Mind the gap"
Tutor - prof. Artūras Raila
“One generation passes, another comes, but the earth remains forever” - Ecclesiastes
The inconceivable power of nature and incomprehensible phenomena are so frightening that it’s scary even to speak.
Ecclesiastes takes a distanced view of such fears. Wise words illuminate and reassure. What is not understood in the skies is explained on earth. Even if one doesn’t catch the whole of the running text, the reflections point to the full picture.

Veronika Gudeliauskaitė, "Over-Fatigue"
Installation; metal office chair crosses (12 pcs.), covering
Tutor - prof. Laura Stasiullytė-Gudaitė
The piece creates a green rest area, an “orangery” for the overstrained 21st-century corporate worker. In the vertical race for productivity, there is a moment of burnout when functionality is no longer attainable. The dystopian image of the office environment allows us to create possible scenarios that enable a reconsideration of the existing order.

Matas Petkūnas, "Nice to meet you"
Audiovisual album; 16 min.
Tutor -  dr. Darius Žiūra

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Akvilė Murauskaitė, "Fuck Putin"
Alpaca wool, 80 x160 cm
Tutor - dr. Darius Žiūra
With their deeds, khuilo and his army of vatnyks have earned a place under our feet. A performative object born out of unbearable anger.
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