CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS - in conversation with Andreas Spiegl, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
As part of his solo exhibition “The Inceptive Ground, texture volume 01” at Bildraum 01, artist Jurgis Gečys provides insights into the process of creating his multimedia project, for which he embarked on a solo expedition by bicycle along the 70th west longitude of the southern hemisphere – from the driest deserts in the north to the eternal ice in the south. In doing so, he explored the question of how one would see an environment that is deprived of all rational justification: its physical properties, cartographic boundaries, as well as the names of the landscapes. The artist talks about this special exceptional experience, which finds its expression in analog black-and-white photographs and textured sculptures; his digital diary can be seen as a short film in the exhibition space. Subtle yet at the center are his meticulous large-scale drawings created over years of ink dots. “Drawing the landscape is as frightening as the first step in the journey across the continent. And so it continues, step by step, dot by dot, I got to know every single grain, texture, shape and emotion of the landscape,” says Jurgis Gečys, who uses these drawings to reflect on how loneliness and the experience of nothingness can be used not only to cope with reality, but to find a new way to illuminate the complexity of multisensory perception of oneself and the environment.
Accessibility: threshold at the entrance.
A cooperation of Bildrecht with Vienna Art Week. A program partnership with the Rotlicht Festival. With the kind support of BMKÖS.
CANCELLED: Artist talk with JURGIS GEČYS
24 Nov 2022/19:00-20:30H
Bildraum 01 - eine kulturelle Einrichtung der Bildrecht
Strauchgasse 2, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Jurgis Gečys | Alien Landscape, 2022 | Hand drawing, paper, ink | 157 x 236 cm | © Bildrecht, Vienna 2022