Julie Lænkholm: Smuggling Borders of the Bodily Line


27 October – 12 November 2016
IV–VI 4–8 pm
Opening and performance 26 October 6:30 pm with Dorota Zdanavičiūtė

Project space “Sodų 4” is pleased to present a solo show “Smuggling Borders of the Bodily Line” by artist Julie Lænkholm. Working with site specific performance for the past years, the artist has been making song pieces which investigate the intersection between lived life and art. Lænkholm became interested in Lithuanian song festivals as a collective gathering and as a political argument and has already spent one month researching at Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts and visited Vilnius city. Playing with interconnections between political territory, human body and social (sonic) interactions Lænkholm is investigating the limits of borders and cohabitations.

Keywords: sci–fi romanticism, magic–phonic, invisible power, breathing of the body.

Julie Lænkholm is a New York based emerging artist born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lænkholm works in various mediums and with a provisional approach to sculpture. Her practice unfolds in an almost ritualistic manner with a particular sensitivity for materials. Through the haptic, she investigates the awakening of materials and curates her work in a seemingly arbitrary however precise manner, what she calls ‘situations’. Expectation is a key word in her practice. Lately she has been working with site specific performances using singing as a medium, organising a piece where local fishermen of Seydisfjordur sang a poem outside of the local gas station during Icelandic festival Listi Ljosi. Lænkholm received her Masters degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in 2015. During her graduate years, she was a scholar at The Bikuben Foundation of New York, received grants such as The New School Student Senate Grant, The Klint award in 2015, was artist in residence at LungA School, Iceland, in 2015.

More about the artist http://www.julielaenkholm.com

This exhibition is organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association and is part of “Sodų 4” mini-residencies’ project. The event is partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. Partner of the event – Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts.

Project Space “Sodų 4”
Sodų Str. 4, Vilnius


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