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Pakui Hardware – On Demand

Jul 05, 2017 - Felicia Honkasalo

Pakui Hardware

ON DEMAND

EXILE GALLERY 01.06.17-15.07.17

 

The third post shares the work of Pakui Hardware, a collective artist duo formed by Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda. Their works can be seen as a subtle commentary of capitalism and its impact on sociopolitical conditions through imaging a possible future, whilst delivering a set of works that merge the real and the fictional, natural and artificial.

The sculptural works in this show at Exile Gallery are formed from heat-treated plexiglas, containing a blue liquid made of edible pigment propped with a miniature humidifier as well as prints of likely mutant and uncanny beings on pvc clamped to stainless steel columns. One wonders through the gallery as if looking at some futuristic beings that have formed from consumable and functional material and are on display in a strange laboratory. Pointing to us as consumers, it seems to questions how what we consume and produce is internalized by us.

Without revealing too much to the viewer, the press release is presented in the form of an abstract narrative and description.