They had to do it by their hands

Ali Eisa

July 2–8, 2015

Vilniaus g. 31, Vilnius 01402, (LITHUANIA)

We are excited to announce They had to do it by their hands, an exhibition of new work by Ali Eisa produced during his time as artist-in-residence at Rupert, centre for Art and Education.

 

Ali is a London based artist and researcher known as half of Lloyd Corporation. Having recently completed an MA in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, he has been using unconventional (and conventional) means of sociological study to explore, expand, complicate and re-imagine cultures of ‘making’.

 

Focusing on the practice of those he met in Vilnius throughout June, They had to do it by their hands includes sculpture, video and collage exploring the nature of ‘making’ across amateur and professional contexts, including the various non-artists practically involved in the production of an ambitious public art commission. Ali’s works draw on areas of overlap between art and non-art objects, experiences and communities prompting us to consider (and re-consider) these distinctions.

 

Accompanying the project is a video-commission by London-based artist Neil Haas promoting our temporary Emalin gallery space in Vilnius.

 

 

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Ali Eisa, Untitled, (2015), Photocopies on paper (Kaunas tool making manual, 1959), 29.7 x 21cm
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Ali Eisa, Of glass and mud, (2015), Video, 45:33 min, Unique
Ali Eisa, Untitled, (2015) / Past Future, (2015) / Past Future, (2015) / Of glass and mud, (2015)
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Ali Eisa, Design Fiction (Technarium Hackspace), (2015), Radio, USB stick
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Ali Eisa, They had to do it by their hands, (2015) / Interdisciplinary Amateurism I, (2015)
Ali Eisa, They had to do it by their hands, (2015), Collage (Kaunas tool making manual, 1959), metal shelf, found frames (Technarium Hackspace), 40 x 67,5 cm (each 40 x 30 cm)
Ali Eisa, Interdisciplinary Amateurism I, (2015), Collage (Outdoor Structures, 1979), 100,5 x 70,5 cm
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Ali Eisa, Past Future, (2015), Plaster, face roller, wood, plumbing fixtures, mannequin display mount, cardboard, dimension variable
Ali Eisa, Past Future, (2015), Concrete, soil, hand free soap dispenser, magnifying headset, mannequin, display mount, cardboard, dimension variable
Detail, Ali Eisa, Past Future, (2015), Concrete, soil, hand free soap dispenser, magnifying headset, mannequin, display mount, cardboard, dimension variable
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Ali Eisa, Of glass and mud, 2015
Ali Eisa, Design Fiction (Technarium Hackspace), 2015, Radio, USB stick
Ali Eisa, Past Future (Detail), 2015
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Ali Eisa, Of glass and mud, 2015
Ali Eisa, Design Fiction (Technarium Hackspace), 2015, Radio, USB stick
Ali Eisa, Past Future (Detail), 2015
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