“And Wardrobe Planning” is a durational performance and exhibition by Karolina Janulevičiūtė and Kasia Gorniak, presented at “Atletika” gallery 17-30 October 2020. During “Vilnius Gallery Weekend” on 23 and 24 October a discussion and a workshop will take place, where participants will be invited to join the process of making.
For the duration of the exhibition Karolina Janulevičiūtė and Kasia Gorniak will construct a series of clothes for themselves in a temporary work room set up in the gallery. The space will be open to the public and the performance will also be live-streamed, emphasizing the public exposure of the makers and garment-making process, rather than the ready outcomes.
The work critiques the way that the majority of the fashion industry supply chain currently functions. The act of labor is re-contextualised, making transparent what is normally hidden from or might be taken for granted by end consumers. The work also contributes to an ongoing research into sociological studies around craftspeople, and the ethical and environmental impacts of mass production, with the aim of finding if witnessing the garment-making process first-hand has an impact on the value the audience places on the garments they consume.
Karolina Janulevičiūtė (1993) is Lithuanian fashion designer and artist. In her practice she researches and exposes human relation with garments, creating narratives that reflect collective and individual memories trapped in dressing.
Kasia Gorniak (1987) is a fashion designer and artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She works with process as performance and performance as process in clothing-oriented practice.
Exhibition dates & times:
17 October 17:00-19:00
18-25 October 2020, daily 12:00–19:00
28-30 October 2020, daily 16:00–19:00
Discussion “Between the making of the garment and it’s being” 2020/10/23 17:00
Workshop 2020/10/24 17:00
Organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association
Supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Nordic Culture Point
Photos by Vitalij Červiakov