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Akvilé Anglickaité (LI)
A Vibration


Two works by Akvilé Anglickaité comment on the everyday street scene: A stop motion film of a man in movement looping in a TV installation and a sound collage of footsteps near a traffic light, both giving an impression of passing by and standing still at the same time.

How would you describe your project?

Akvilé Anglickaité The project consists of two installations. The first one is a stop motion video of a human figure in the street – it is both moving and not moving at the same time, not getting anywhere. It is installed on a number of TVs in a window. The second one is a sound installation situated near a traffic light. The soundtrack starts with the sound of simple steps recorded in the street and develops into a chaotic electronic rhythm, at the end becoming unrecognizable noise, rather reminiscent of raindrops.

Why did you make exactly these works for Ålekistevej?

AA The works are meant to express the emptiness of passing by in street. There are paradoxes everywhere here: Many people pass through Ålekistevej, but you still don’t really meet anybody there. It seems as if nobody really notices the street although people live their lives and maybe spend most of their time here. And people live in the city, but seem to be staying inside. So I would like to explore the idea of passing by and at the same time staying still. A kind of suspended time and space.

And what happens in this new space?

AA This new space is still and vibrant at the same time. Anything can happen. Anything you can imagine, anything you can influence. I want to reflect what I feel about this district and maybe what other people might feel about streets like it. Most of the districts where we live are actually not impressive at all, They are just places where we spend a part of out life, places where we stay, places from where we start to move. We easily get stuck in one place or situation with no wish to move forward.

How does it affect your work that you come here from abroad and look at the area from outside as opposed to someone local with an inside view?

AA I think it’s good to come here as an outsider. You can observe things that people living here might not notice or pay attention to. My work interrupts the street scene and gives a possibility to look at the place anew. For both artists and audience it is interesting to see something outside their normal worlds. Furthermore, it opens a possibility for people who normally don’t go to galleries to see art.

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Photo: Malene Nors Tardrup