During a two-month residency, September and October 2015 in Berlin, artists collective Pakui Hardware* will develop new strategies of exhibition making and collaboration with such digital platforms and artists collectives as New Scenario, Agatha Valkyrie Ice, Deep Skin and Fenêtreproject.
All these different initiatives share similar strategies of producing new projects: they hybridize curatorial /editorial/convening practice, blur the boundaries between online/offline space and events, and expand the notion of subject in networked and post-digital environment. Pakui Hardware – itself a brand name which is a courtesy of a third party (curator Alex Ross, NY) – aims at exploring these strategies and working with the aforementioned initiatives more closely. Berlin is the location of most members of these initiatives, except Fenêtreproject which is based in Paris.
The come out of this residency will be a participation in group projects curated/organized by these initiatives, and a large-scale collaborative project/show in Exo Exo, Paris, with the duo Fenêtreproject that will open in December 2015.
Pakui Hardware* is the name (coined by Alex Ross) for the collaborative artist duo Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda, which began in 2014. The duo’s work spans around the relationship between materiality, technology, and economy. How technology is shaping current economy and the physical reality itself, including the human body. Solo shows of the artists’ duo include venues of MUMOK, Vienna (forthcoming), Exo Exo, Paris (in collaboration with Fenêtreproject, forthcoming), kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Jenifer Nails, Frankfurt, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NADA New York (2014). Other projects include Threads: A Phantasmagoria about Distance, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud Kaunas, Lithuania, Popcorn, Pepsi, Petabytes: Intro, Cage, New York. The artists have participated in group shows at Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, CCS Bard / Hessel Museum of Art, New York (2014), and ar/ge Kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano, Italy (2013). The artists were IASPIS grant holders in Sweden for the fall of 2014.
Image: Pakui Hardware, LOST HERITAGE, silicone, 45x35cm, 2015. (photographed on the DEAP 3600 detector)
Image courtesy Deep Skin