Created in 2014 by Dorota Gawęda (b. Poland) and Eglė Kulbokaitė (b. Lithuania), Agatha Valkyrie Ice is an ongoing, multi-platform, multi-user, participatory, self-performance project that aims at developing a fictional postgender character within an existing confined framework of social media platforms. Agatha is a companion species, here to think with and with which to invent a body and sexuality of one’s own. Agatha is immersed in a constant process of becoming; a loop of re-posting, re-staging and re-appropriating expressed in textual form, on social media as well as IRL. The video presents documentation of an extended enquiry into non-spaces, following the exhibitions: EPISODE X/CHAPTER 3: BEDROOM, art monte-carlo, Monaco, 2016; Agatha 126.96.36.199 and Agatha 188.8.131.52 (conceived of in two chapters in separate location in Berlin, 2015). The projects imagined Agatha’s character in several distinct spaces: a veranda, a hotel room, within an established art institution, within an art fair and bedroom setting, and were simultaneously a presentation of scents developed with the support of International Flavours and Fragrances, New York (IFF Inc.).http://agathavalkyrieice.com/
The Deep Splash is an online video platform producing and commissioning new videos centered on and around the concept of migration and exile. It started as a series of interviews with Lithuanian émigré artists, and soon expanded into conversations, studio visits and a showcase of video works by multinational artists, often based in several places at the same time. The ongoing archive of The Deep Splash can be seen as a constellation, a form of synthetic thinking, a video channel constantly layering new videos, questioning the very concept of national identity, migration and morphing of ideas, modes of artistic production and – sharing sources of inspiration.
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The Deep Splash was founded by Justė Kostikovaitė and Johnston Sheard, curated by Monika Lipšic since 2017.
The project is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture.