Neringa Vasiliauskaitė

synthetic pleasure

Opening Thursday // 14.11.19 // 7pm

Artist Talk with Bettina Spörr (Vienna Secession)

Sunday // 17.11.19 // 5pm

 

14.11.19 - 20.12.19

Open on appointment

VIENNA ART WEEK 2019

15.11.19 - 22.11.19

The works of Neringa Vasiliauskaitė blend theories of biology and technology. Amongst other things, she concerns herself with the manufacturing processes and properties of materials, such as latex and neoprene and sets these in comparison to the constitution and biological „production“ of the human skin. Much like a snake’s constant and continuous transformation, the artist complements her studies with various topics such as the societally imposed „control of the body“ in the age of digitalisation, as well as the constraints of self-optimisation. Techniques such as biohacking or robotisation are subjects of the loss of humanity. To the artist however, these techniques implement the possibility of liberating the human from its biological immediacy, which she does not consider to be harmful. Within these ideas, she assimilates leitmotivs of psychoanalysis and philosophy, with which her work deals with theories such as Skin Ego by Didier Anzieu, Xenofiminism by Helen Hester and Labora Cuboniks, as well as Touch and Light by Luce Irigaray.

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