A new immersive exhibition by award-winning artist Lina Lapelytė.
“We walked in Ilford with people that were local and not so local. We tried to listen and to see. We attempted to create songs together. Later, we gathered to impersonate animals and different living beings. The soundscape of imagined nature”. (Lina Lapelytė)
The site-specific process-based sound installation by Lina Lapelytė, commissioned by SPACE, responds to interactions with the local area and community during Lina’s six-month residency. Created in collaboration with local participants, the workshops and voice recordings explore the sensory enrichment of the imagined nature. The work meditates on the romanticised idea of the non-human world around us as well as our ambivalent relationship with it.
Created as part of Who Cares? a platform to share experiences, enabling meaningful interactions and collective imagination, focusing on care of each other and our neighbours. Supported by Creative Europe.
Lina Lapelytė’s (b.1984, works in Vilnius and London) performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes and nostalgia. Her work engages trained and untrained performers often in an act of singing which takes the form of a collective and affective event, questioning vulnerability and silence.
Her previous works have been exhibited at 13th Kaunas Biennale; Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels; Tai Kwun, HK; Riga Biennial - RIBOCA2; 58th Venice Biennale, amongst others.
Here Hear Hare Hair, commissioned and produced by Premlata Mistry, Head of Community Engagement Programmes, SPACE.