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Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė

Mouthless Part III (Panorama)

EPFL Pavilions
February 02,2023 - February 26,2023

February 2, 2023 February 26, 2023

Unfolding through a two-channel video installation, Mouthless Part III (Panorama) brings the spell of Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė’s visual universe into the space.

Gawęda and Kulbokaitė collaborated with engineers at the EPFL Imaging Center and Image Analysis Hub and with scientists to explore GAN aesthetics and environmental research. Technical and scientific inputs have been absorbed and integrated into the folkloric tropes of an opulent narrative and aesthetic that develops across two channels as a conversation between two characters: an archetypal Eastern European peasant and a landscape demon. Mouthless Part III (Panorama) is a delightful disruption of techno-science, where storytelling, science, advanced digital technologies, the character study, fashion, and a nuanced soundscape all converge, queering genres, haunting the context, and illuminating transtemporal links through a calibrated visual narrative.

Dorota Gawęda (1986, Lublin, Poland) and Eglė Kulbokaitė (1987, Kaunas, Lithuania) are an artist duo based in Basel, Switzerland. Both are graduates of the Royal College of Art, London (2012) and founders of the YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP (2013–21). They work in multiples across performance, painting, sculpture, fragrance, and video installation—where language breaks down and one genre morphs into many. Transfusing different bodies of knowledge across space and time, Gawęda and Kulbokaitė nurture a research-based practice that weaves together fields as seemingly disparate as ecology and technology, science and magic, and nonhuman intelligence and shared speculation. An interest in folklore runs through their work and their storytelling weirds the relationship between body and landscape, opening up alternative states and temporalities through queerness and magic.

The duo has exhibited internationally, including at ar/ge Kunst, Bolzano (2022); Shedhalle, Zürich (2022); Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna (2022); Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2022); Kunstverein Hamburg (2021); Istituto Svizzero, Palermo and Milan (2021); Kunstverein Leipzig (2021); Swiss Institute, New York (2020); Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (2020); Fri Art – Kunsthalle Fribourg (2020); Futura, Prague (2019); Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2019); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018). Upcoming projects will be presented at such institutions as Kunsthalle Mainz (2023) and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2023).

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