Vorsprung durch Technik
Vorsprung durch Technik was a collaborative group exhibition about the clumsiness of technology. It used Audi brand as a cultural symbol to look at DIY creativity and mundane, awkward and trivial applications of technology.
The interdisciplinary interactive installation resulted from a close collaboration by six Lithuanian artists: Ona Juciūtė, Lina Lapelytė & Salomėja Petronytė, Paulius Petraitis, Andrej Polukord, and Rokas Pralgauskas. Newly created works complemented each other in the space, weaving a coherent narrative, in which manifestations of community creativity are examined using Audi as a certain cultural phenomenon. The exhibition also looks at how certain narratives from community become mythologized – they become part of the general cultural consciousness. An important feature of this narrative is interactivity – visitors are invited to participate in the artistic game through works that can be turned on or clicked. Humour and light irony act as a thread connecting the individual elements of this show. In this installation the multifunctional sign of Audi functions as a social prism, which allows to raise questions in the artistic context about the supposed contradictions and multiple overlapping points between the “high” and “low” cultures.
Artists: Ona Juciūtė, Lina Lapelytė & Salomėja Petronytė, Paulius Petraitis, Andrej Polukord, Rokas Pralgauskas
Curators: Rokas Pralgauskas & Paulius Petraitis
Exhibition essay text: Goda Damaševičiūtė
Graphic design: Mindaugas Gavrilovas
Closing performance: Vilnius Academy of Arts Choir (led by Arvydas Adamonis); accompanied by Kęstutis Pavalkis
Gallery “Atletika”, Vilnius
2021 11 04 – 11 28
Full documentation here
Photos: Andrej Vasilenko