For Guilty without Guilt. Trap
EXHIBITION THE PATH | TAKAS
Materials: 4K video
As creative artistic emblem of 1997 b/w video performance For Guilty without Guilt. Trap. Expulsion from Paradise was born in color in the 2023 version.
The girls were no longer tied together with braids but with wreaths and garlands of artificial flowers. The theme of plants is summer.
Flower compositions are created from poppies, lilies, and lavender. Each has a symbolic meaning: the poppy represents peace, sleep, and death. White poppies symbolize peace – a symbol of anti- war and pacifist sentiments. Red poppies are associated with the bloody trail of a gun to commemorate those whose lives were sacrificed in war. The connection between these rings and the spilled blood is not difficult to see.
White lilies are floral symbols of Christianity: a symbol of the purity of the Virgin Mary, an attribute of Mary land. From different view angles, Lily can be a star or a bell. Lily symbolizes peace, harmony, and rebirth.Lavender is a symbol of a peaceful life and symbolizes love, sacrifice, light, peace, and divinity.
The costumes for the performance are based on the examples of national clothes of the Aukštaitija, Žemaitija, Dzūkija, and Suvalkija regions stored in the Lithuanian Art Museum funds. The costume of the Klaipėda region is colorless – it reflects the ethnographic situation of that region. There is none of the costume set found in the museum collection.
Fabrics for suits started to be created in 2019, with the onset of COVID-19. During the pandemic, the use of single-use plastic in the household reached its peak – disposable masks, tests, rubber gloves, protective overalls, overshoes, and packaging.
The fabrics are replicated using the original technique: 0.8 X 0.8 cm squares of adhesive tape cut with a plotter are glued onto the plastic fabric and divided into squares. Oracal adhesive tape is protected from moisture and prevents the appearance and spread of mold. Easily withstand the effects of temperatures up to 80oC. Unlike textiles stored in Lithuanian Art Museum funds, they do not naturally decompose under natural conditions.