God from the Machine

God from the Machine

Artists:

Gediminas Akstinas

David Bernstein

Agata Erlacher

Rūta Junevičiūtė

Julius Kuršys

Robertas Narkus

Dainius Liškevičius

Ona Lozuraitytė

Marija Olšauskaitė

Petras Olšauskas

Jurgis Paškevičius

Egla Suckmafinger

Šventinis Bankūchenas

and more

God from the Machine (composed in 2013) is a piece of exhibition fiction. In a group show filmed on a theatre stage, artworks appear as main protagonists of the story. The story itself is happening on a ship and is developed using the narrative tool called deus ex machina or ‘god from the machine’ – derived from ancient Greek theatre where a stage machinery would bring the god character to solve the problem in the story. Here, in this group exhibition of objects, sculptures, actions and transitions, the plot device - god from the machine - inhabits each of the appearances on stage.

Filmed in 2013 in Vilnius, this traveling exhibition is sealed in 20 min video.