The project Synthetic Landscapes aims to look into the history of the Western landscape painting tradition. Through this research Gawęda and Kulbokaitė will explore the formation of the concept of Nature as that, which has traditionally been defined as alien, outside of the subject in an effort to better understand the current ecological crisis. The project will seek to challenge the illusory promise of subjectivity as a whole and separate from the environment in order to break normative patterns of behaviour and negotiate new ways of relating to the world.
- Envisioned collaborations: EPFL Center for Imaging, GAN and AI, environmental research at the EPFL.
Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė
Dorota Gawęda (PL) and Eglė Kulbokaitė (LT) are an artist duo living and working in Basel. Both graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2012. Their multimedia practice – which includes performances, videos, sculptural and installation works, as well as perfumes – draws from extensive historical and theoretical research processes, a high sensitivity to materials, and intellectual openness.