Alternatives to move




in-situ installation at Flatland Residency in Aleknaičiai, Lithuania 

materials: wood, rope
dimensions: variable, approx. 300 x 300cm

installed in August 2019

Alternatives to move proposes bodily movement through space without touching the ground. This in-situ work was developed during the Flatland Artist Residency in Lithuania, hosted in an old school building. Some rooms were inaccessible due to a deteriorating wooden floor, yet they featured remnants of gym elements such as a basketball basket, seemingly reachable only through the air.

Additionally, Soviet-era sports devices and playground elements were present throughout the property, mirroring what I encountered in various places across Lithuania. The Soviet aesthetics convey a narrative of the time before Lithuania joined the European Union and serve as remnants of a culture that remains deeply embedded in Lithuanian society.