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Ugnius Gelguda ir Neringa Černiauskaitė. The Metaphysics of the Runner
Curator: Inesa Pavlovskaitė
2014.VI.26-VIII.17
Move, follow the runner.
321.
From the future to the past.
123…

Remember the last time you ran in a park? The sound of a branch cracking bellow your foot? Those amorphous shapes created by Nature – they fit so well on your wall, the trophies from the past. Precious as porcelain. Resin is your porcelain, Soylent – mother’s milk.

Elevator music accompanies your rhythmic moves on the running track. Sounds attached to words, words attached to titles. Ray Kurzweil’s sonic imagination about the future inscribed in the K-2000 synthesizer series. Move with the Technology 1, Martian Subway. Drone Harmonics sounds ominous today, Organic – anecdotal. Move to post-organic, transcend it with your Nikes and protein cocktails.


Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė began to collaborate in 2009. The Metaphysics of the Runner (2014) has been presented at 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NADA New York (represented by Vartai Gallery, 2014). Other projects include Popcorn, Pepsi, Petabytes: Intro, Cage, New York, Now More Than Ever, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (2012), Anything is always nearby or next to something else, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (2013). The artists have participated in group shows at CCS Bard / Hessel Museum of Art, New York (2014), and ar/ge Kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano, Italy (2013).

The exhibition will unfold further in Riga, at kim? Contemporary Art Centre, from 16 January until 1 March, 2015.

In collaboration with Dovilė Gudačiauskaitė, Jeannine Han, Lukas Miceika, Daniel Terna

Special thanks: 321 Gallery, Stephanie Harris, Simona Kaunaitė, Saulius Kerys, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Žilvinas Landzbergas, Ula Tornau, Karolis Polikša, Galerija VARTAI, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania


With the project The Metaphysics of the Runner, Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė go under the name of Pakui Hardware.

Pakui Hardware appeared to fill in an empty space of a removed brand logo. Courtesy of curator Alex Ross (NY), the title Pakui Hardware refers to Pakui, special attendant of Haumea [Goddess of fertility whose children were born of various parts of her fragmented body] at Kailua, who could circle Oahu six times in a day. Thus Pakui Hardware is high-speed and brand politics as mythic semio-commodity as well as the desire to transcend the material limitations. Semio-Capital meets materiality.

Pakui Hardware will be launched at their solo show at Jenifer Nails (Frankfurt, Germany) this upcoming fall.

Photos: Ugnius Gelguda
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