Pakui Hardware at EXILE

Artists: Pakui Hardware

Exhibition title: On Demand

Venue: EXILE, Berlin, Germany

Date: June 1 – July 15, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and EXILE, Berlin

The battery dies at 30 %, again. Mischieving nature compressed to gadget, performing things on its own, clogging seamless communication. Cut off from the network, a body reclines on spring grass while staring into a starless sky. Across blue-hued layers are other bodies, unreachable but abundant with recourses, asteroids, like lonely gas stations reverberating in immense space. Bodies in landscapes. One – on the spring grass with a dead phone battery. Others – in scapes beyond human comprehension. Bodies as landscapes provide recourses for expansion. Transformed by technology, wired for efficiency. Bodies who have never yet met, but are already connected through capital and high-res images of their bodily surfaces. Distant surfaces – the dead phone’s screen savers.

Pakui Hardware is the collaborative artist duo formed by Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda. In their work, they trace Capital traveling through bodies and materials.

Partner of the exhibition: Lithuanian Culture Institute. Special thanks: Ona Lozuraityte and Petras Isora

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Heat-treated Plexiglas, stainless steel columns, Plexiglass profile with PVC film held by clamps containing water colored with Sky Blue edible pigment, two UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film attached to tripod with spring clamp, and silicone, dimensions variable (detail)

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Heat-treated Plexiglas, stainless steel columns, Plexiglass profile with PVC film held by clamps containing water colored with Sky Blue edible pigment, two UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film attached to tripod with spring clamp, and silicone, dimensions variable (detail)

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Exhibition view at EXILE, Berlin

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Heat-treated Plexiglas, stainless steel columns, Plexiglass profile with PVC film held by clamps containing water colored with Sky Blue edible pigment, two UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film attached to tripod with spring clamp, ceramics and silicone, dimensions variable (detail)

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Heat-treated Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment, UV print on PVC Pentaprint film, Mini Magic Wand Humidifier, ceramics, silicone and clay, 20 x 90 x 140 cm

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Exhibition view at EXILE, Berlin

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Exhibition view at EXILE, Berlin

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Exhibition view at EXILE, Berlin

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Glazed ceramics and neon

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Glazed ceramics and neon

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Heat-treated plastic, silicone, soil, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film on two metal holders, 190 x 87 x 44 cm (detail)

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Heat-treated plastic, silicone, soil, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film on two metal holders, 190 x 79 x 43 cm (detail)

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Heat-treated plastic, silicone, soil, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film on two metal holders, 190 x 87 x 44 cm (detail)

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Heat-treated plastic, silicone, soil, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film on two metal holders, 190 x 79 x 43 cm (detail)

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Glazed ceramics and neon, 23 x 24 x 30 cm (detail)

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Glazed ceramics and neon, 17 x 25 x 28 cm (detail)

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Glazed ceramics and neon, 15 x 40 x 30 cm (detail)

Pakui Hardware, On Demand, 2017, Exhibition view at EXILE, Berlin

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