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Agné Jokšé: Lezbynai

City Art Centre

Join EAF and Auto Italia for a performance by Lithuanian artist Agné Jokšé, whose work explores language normativity, autoethnography, reflections on intimacy and parallel histories.

Jokšė will perform their work Lezbynai, an erotic story about lesbian love against the background of Lazdynai, a district of Vilnius where the artist grew up. The residential houses of Lazdynai are reminiscent of a panopticon, situated in a way that allows everyone to watch each other, making any intimate gesture simultaneously private and public. In Jokšé’s story, this setting becomes a medium for spreading an unbridled sexual fantasy, which unfolds alongside the artist’s and their lovers’ relationships. It reveals the dynamism of the seemingly silent concrete walls of these buildings and the lives and thoughts of people living there.

Performance duration up to 20 min. 

This performance is taking place in conjunction with the exhibition by Karol Radziszewski: Filo.


Find more about Karol Radziszewski: Filo here.

This event is part of events programme Queer Histories from the Baltic Region initiated and led by Auto Italia (UK) and international partners Edinburgh Art Festival (UK), Editorial (Lithuania), Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art (Estonia), and Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Latvia), and is generously supported by the Baltic Culture Fund, the Lithuanian Culture Institute and Culture Attaché in the UK, and The Estonian Embassy in London. Karol Radziszewski’s exhibition Filo is supported by the PLACE Programme, a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland. 

Date & Time

Saturday 24 August

3pm—3:30pm

Venue

City Art Centre

2 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DE Google Maps

Website

0131 529 3993

Ticket Information

Ticketed

£4 — £20

Visitor information

  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
Header image credit: Lezbynai, 2020, Agnė Jokšė. Project space Swallow, Vilnius, Lithuania. Courtesy the artist.

City Art Centre

2 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DE

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