MUTANT SELECTION. GINTS GABRANS (LATVIA)
What happens with art if the basic principles of the functioning of evolution are used as a technique or algorithm to create new works of art?In this case we are talking about accelerating the process similar to what happens in “gamma greenhouses” where cultivars are irradiated in order to obtain a large number of diverse genetic mutations in a short time. From these are taken the most useful characteristics for further cultivar selection.
The works in the exhibition are made by pouring molten plastic into cold water
As it hardens, it sometimes organises itself into beautiful forms and structures. (This is similar to the traditional custom of fortune-telling by pouring a molten piece of lead into cold water and analysing the forms produced.) Then, by a process of selection, the most interesting and beautiful examples of sculpture are preserved and “mated” through partially melting them together. As a result, every next generation of sculptures produces more and more complicated and sophisticated structures. In this way using a process of feedback, sculptures have been formed since 2009.
On show at the KKKC exhibition Mutant selection is the 6th generation of plastic sculptures. Every exhibition location is very important for sparking off the next mutation. Viewers at the KKKC exhibition will be able to supplement the work with their own line. This also gives the viewer the right to mention the exhibition in their creative CV as one of the exhibition authors.
Art is mutation that shapes changes in culture.
Gintas Gabranas was born in 1970. He has been taken part in exhibitions since 1992. In 2007 he represented Latvia at Venice Art Biennale, he exhibited his works at Sao Paulo (Brazil), Moscow (Russia), Rauma (Finland) Biennales, at personal group exhibitions in Riga (Latvia), Paris (France), London (Great Britain), Madrid (Spain), Tallinn (Estonia), Stockholm (Sweden), Mons, Brussels (Belgium), Budapest (Hungary), Lisbon (Portugal), Bremen, Berlin (Germany), Sydney (Australia), Athens (Greece), Vienna (Austria), etc.
Exhibition opening 5 p.m. 15th January 2016.
Ticket – 1,16 € / 0,58 €
KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens str. 2)
Exhibition will be open till 14 Faburary 2016