Jūratė Jarulytė. TRIALS OF THE FOREIGN

 

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On the 26th of July at 6 p.m. at the gallery "Meno parkas" (Rotušės a. 27, Kaunas) was presented the last event of the festival - audiovisual exhibition "Trials of the Foreign".


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TRIALS OF THE FOREIGN

The “other” is an accident which one sometimes wishes to avoid. (Claire Pentecost)

If we are going to interfere in the lives of others, a little due diligence is a minimum requirement. (Teju Cole)

When the field of tension of tendentious news generated by mass media has been thinned, our knowledge that is fragmented and insufficient to enable us to judge authentic life of Others appears; yet simultaneously the possibility of exploration and testing opens.

Being an offset to commercial documentaries or news reports, images and sounds for this project have been collected without prior purpose to inform. The concepts of external and internal, foreign and native interchange subject to a subjective “I” position and approach. It is  a trial of oneself as stranger, alien, outsider, “other” and verification of a new and strange place. Encounter of strangers is accompanied by both success and failure. On intrusion to a foreign, authentic ‘as it is’ environment and experiencing it ‘from the inside’, the alien is forced to rethink and reinvent himself over and search for new means of communication. 

Jūratė Jarulytė


Exhibition was opened till 3rd of August