Podcast: Im Kunstraum - The Earth is wretched
w/ Dorota Gaweda & Egle Kulbokaite, April 2022
(c) eSeL.at - Lorenz Seidler

At Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, the program 2022 starts with the exhibition Oh, make your fingernails into spades, Your palms into shovels by the Polish-Lithuanian duo Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė. In the first podcast episode of the new year, curator Katharina Brandl takes a look behind the scenes of the new exhibition with the two artists: What role do ecofeminist theories, Slavic ghost stories, and mourning rituals from ancient Greece play in the artistic practice of Gawęda and Kulbokaitė? And how did the unusually long exhibition title actually come about?

In a short game, the listeners also learn why EglÄ— KulbokaitÄ— was afraid of becoming a sleepwalking murderess as a child and which of the two would be the first to fall victim to a zombie apocalypse (and why...).

The conversation was conducted in English.

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Guests: Dorota Gawęda and Eglé Kulbokaité
Host: Katharina Brandl
Editing: Marina Ninić
Opener und Mastering: Alexander Wieser | Sonobelle Recordings
Image credits: © Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Mouthless Part II, 2021, video still.
Music: Excerpts from Mouthless Part II by Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė. Composition: Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, Haraldur Thrastarson; text: Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė; Vocals: Valentin Bezençon, Anastasia Chaguidouline, Abongile Gwele