Tom Lovelace: Repetition Room
Repetition Room is a solo exhibition by London-based artist Tom Lovelace, presenting new performance, photography and film work made in response to the gallery’s architecture and history as a former school. This new collection of work has developed over the last year, with a focus on the site’s history and, in particular, the gymnasium—as a space for community, exercise and well-being. The resulting exhibition takes form through an installation that pivots on photography, with large-scale images displayed on both the walls and the floor.
Lovelace has created a fluid space, presenting experiential encounters which interrupt the often passive viewing traditions that lie within visual culture. Inside Repetition Room, photographs are to be looked at, but also explored with one’s body, through movement and touch. Three live performances have also been developed for the exhibition, where photography and gymnasium histories of collective movement and exercise converge.
Repetition Room is the third collaboration between Lovelace and curator and artist Paulius Petraitis, and the latest iteration of Lovelace’s Living Pictures series which explores photography and performance through immersive and interactive exhibition spaces. Previous Living Pictures installations include the National Gallery (London), Van Gogh House (London), The National Museum of Art (Riga), Sid Motion Gallery (London), Materia Gallery (Rome), Geste (Paris), and Flowers Gallery (London).
Curator: Paulius Petraitis
Performers: Greta Bernotaitė, Viktoras Fedorenko, Saulė Noreikaitė, Ieva Akelaitytė, Alina Pilecka, and Matas Baltrėnas
Graphic design: Therese Vandling
Documentation photographs: Bon Alog, Laurynas Skeisgiela, Gertruda Semasko
Exhibition dates and times: 01–30 July 2022
Performances: 30 June, 14 & 28 July 2022
Location: Atletika gallery, Vitebsko Str. 21, Vilnius
The exhibition is organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LIAA).
Activities of LIAA are supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality. Exhibition sponsor: Paterson Zevi.