THE SLOPE OF WILD STRAWBERRIES. PANERIAI MEMORIAL
Lina Albrikiene’s most recent video installation ‘The Slope of Wild Sreawberries. Paneriai Memorial’ and ‘Zuikiu Bus Stop. Paneriai’ are marked by the recurring theme of loss and issues related to memory. Initially interested in the questions of personal dimension the artist expands the scope of her work through the discoveries that she made during the research process. The investigations of her childhood sites (Paneriai Forest ) lead her to the exploration of personal and historical contexts that intertwine and redefine each other in her artwork. The objects in relation acquire new meanings that stimulate the exploration of the connections between individual and collective memory. The artist is drawing a parallel between her personal experience that relates to her childhood and the father’s figure and the emotional perception scheme of atrocity. The theme of the Holocaust and the theme of The Second World War becomes the central as the objects of collective memory and emerges through associative signifiers in the silent imagery that deals with the painful past: the wild strawberries in the scene at the manmade Holocaust memorial, the landscapes marked by the horrifying destruction and in the WWII bombed by Germans train tunnel which was the main line to the West World.
1 Zuikis (eng. hare).
2 Paneriai Forest is the historical site where the Ponar Massacre took place taking lives of more than 100 000 people.
Lina Albrikiene biography and exhibition list:
Was born in 1984 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Lives and works in Vilnius.
2009 MA Photography and Media Art, Vilnius'Academy'of'Arts;
2007 BA Photography and Media Art, Vilnius'Academy'of'Arts;
2014 Individual Artist Prize from Ministry of Culture
2011 Grand Prize Winner at the ‘Young European Creators’ biennial (Paris)
2011 Ministry of Culture Grand Prize for the young artist debut
2011 Individual Artist Prize from Ministry of Culture
Artists in residence program:
2012 ‘POT in Kassel’, Kassel (Germany)
2012 ‘JCE residency’, Paris (France)
2012 ‘Study of Leg’, photography and sound installation, gallery Vartai, Vilnius
2009 ‘It was raining (Lijo)’,photography exhibition, Siauliai Gallery of Arts, Siauliai
2008 ‘Photography Exhibition’, Kultflux-the Platform of Culture, Vilnius.
2014 Waterpieces, video festival, NOASS. Ryga (Latvia)
2013 ‘Scream’, Window gallery, Paris (France)
2012 ‘Lithuania Art 2012’ (Space, Time and Reminiscences), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2012 ‘Lost Memories’, BeLa Editions gallery, Brussels (Belgium)
2012 ‘Young European Creators’ biennial, City Gallery, Bratislava (Slovakia)
2012 ‘Young European Creators’ biennial, Hamburg Kunsthaus, Hamburg (Germany)
2012 ‘YoungEuropean Creators’ biennial, KCCC Exhibition hall. Klaipeda (Lithuania)
2011 ‘Young European Creators’ biennial, La Fabrique, Paris (France)
2011 ‘JEKlai(pė)da 2011’,KCCC Exhibition hall. Klaipeda (Lithuania)
2010 ‘Migrating Art Academies’, Collegium Hungaricum. Berlin (Germany)
2009 ‘Waterpieces, International Video and Contemporary Art Festival’, gallery NOASS. Ryga (Latvia)
2009 ‘VilniusFrom the Archives of My Childhood’, JMVMC. Vilnius (Lithuania)
2008 ‘Photography Exhibition’, hotel Lijo. Gargzdai (Lithuania)
2008 ‘Down the Rabbit Hole: Meeting the Familiar’, gallery Rael Artel. Tartu (Estonia)
2007 ‘Glowing Secrets’, Lux International Light Festival. Vilnius (Lithuania)
2007 ‘Cube’, festival Art in Unusual Places. Vilnius (Lithuania)
2006 ‘Komentarai@3xpozicija.lt’, gallery Prospektas. Vilnius (Lithuania)
2006 ‘Savišvieta’, gallery Artima. Vilnius (Lithuania) 2005 ‘Nida 2005’, young artist project. Nida (Lithuania)
2005 ‘Vilnius Academy’, gallery Kairė dešinė. Vilnius (Lithuania)
2005 ‘Liubov’, Minsk Academy of Arts. Minsk (Belarus)
2004 ‘Wanderer hump’, gallery Akademija. Vilnius (Lithuania)