Bjioti - unreadable affective codes. Video, color, sound, text and cooking recipes. 2014
The project Bjioti explores affective codes embedded in Nida, a territory naming after paradise. After gathering factual information and local imaginaries through archives and interviews, I put forward an alternative narrative mockumentary of the Peninsula.
In my artistic practice and research over the last five years, I have been looking at socio-cultural entanglements between affectivity and materiality, within the fields of the imaginative and of critical thinking. My aim is to explore the blurring of social normative boundaries through the fostering of individual and collective imagination. Central interests span the agency of naming concrete space after affectivity (often after happiness), embodied notions of utopia and mental time travel. The relations of a people to a landscape and to the epistemic dynamics and structures taking place within it, are central for me.