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El Plástico, the Sun that lives inside the Rock

Goda Budvytytė, Viktorija Rybakova - El Plástico, the Sun that lives inside the Rock
An observation on evolution of material plasticity, a story about plastic whose native land is Mesoamerica (artists' book).
This publication explores the past, present and future of plastic through encounters with various people—a weaver from Oaxaca, a taxi driver, a sociologist working on trash collection in Mexico City and the owner of a small family-run plastic factory. It contains a polymorphous project resulting from several years of research by artist Viktorija Rybakova and designer Goda Budvytytė, it also includes a conversation between philosophers Kristupas Sabolius and Catherine Malabou, and essays by Post Brothers and Chris Fitzpatrick.
Bound to a shifting constellation of formats, graphic designer Goda Budvytytė (born 1985 in Lithuania) explores how different types of content can be translated into books, graphic identities, exhibitions, exhibition designs, and other legible encounters.
She has collaborated with artists Tarek Atoui, Alex Cecchetti, Audrey Cottin, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Mark Geffriaud, Hedwig Houben, Richard Kostelanetz, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Marcos Lutyens, Laura Huertas Millán, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Michael Portnoy, Algirdas Šeškus, Jessica Warboys; curators and writers Antonia Alampi, Defne Ayas, Heidi Ballet, Sarah Demeuse, Chris Fitzpatrick, Zoë Gray, Anna Gritz, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Maxine Kopsa, Raimundas Malašauskas, Jens Maier-Rothe, Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, Sarah Rifky, Jonas Žakaitis; worked with institutions: Tate St.Ives, Lisson Gallery and South London Gallery (United Kingdom), Council, Jeu de Paume, Louis Vuitton Foundation and Kadist Art Foundation (Paris), ETH Zurich D-Arch (Zurich), Tai Kwun Contemporary (Hong Kong), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (Singapore), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow), Stedelijk Museum, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and Kunstverein Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Objectif Exhibitions, Wiels (Belgium), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), Contemporary Art Centre, Rupert (Vilnius), and publishers: Lithuanian National Radio and Television, The MIT Press, Mousse Publishing, Spector Books, Sternberg Press, Tate Publishing, among others.
Viktorija Rybakova (born 1989 in Lithuania) is an artist and architect. Her artistic practice began as a choreographed paper architecture that opened up the world of senses and sciences. She is interested in the human body that has to offer its warmth bridging the world that we are for together. She is working, among other things, with neuroscience research, history of eroticism, practicing bondage as a trust therapy and decoding the languages we speak through a thorough exploration of the body tissues.
Edited by Goda Budvytytė and Viktorija Rybakova.
Texts by Goda Budvytytė, Chris Fitzpatrick, Catherina Malabou, Post Brothers, Viktorija Rybakova, Kristupas Sabolius.

Graphic design: studio laumes (Goda Budvytytė, Viktorija Rybakova).

Published with The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt.
published in July 2020
English edition
22 x 27 cm (broché)
70 pages + insert (ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-96436-020-5
EAN : 9783964360205
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