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Common Objects interpretation of Noa’s carpets

Lina Lapelyte


Lina Lapelyte’s practice can be placed ‘in-between’; in-between classical and experimental, music and fine art, composing and improvising. In her work she explores contemporary forms of performativity often drawing on rituals of folk, popular music, opera and performance and placing them in a context of contemporary art.

On June 10, 2017, in the context of the group exhibition Why Patterns?, two performances by Lina Lapelyte could be heard and seen in Vleeshal: a new performance conceived especially for this exhibition in which Lapelyte interpreted Noa Eshkol’s musical wall carpets as scores, and the existing performance Ladies (2015), in which Lapelyte invited four women from the Lietuva ensemble – a folkloristic orchestra that toured worldwide during the Sovjet-regime – to perform a multi-layered ‘woven’ composition using a traditional string instrument known as kanklès.

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