Gintautas Trimakas - Exits
Saturday 16th November 6 - 8pm
Join us for the book launch of Exits, a new publication by Gintautas Trimakas.
Free but ticketed - Book via Eventbrite
We are pleased to be inviting Trimakas back to Glasgow after 26 years to launch his new publication Exits and deliver a Baltic Salt Print Masterclass - For information on attending please click here.
Exits documents the 'performance of time' whilst capturing exits to the Baltic Sea.
Gintautas Trimakas (b. 1958) is a Lithuanian photographer, a passionate practitioner of alternative photographic processes and a former teacher at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Trimakas represents the so-called generation of conceptualists in Lithuania, who in the 1980s turned to the materiality of photography creating unique imprints, objects and installations. In his series Responses he photographed shadows with an old Nokia phone, but in the series Greeting he captured the sky, only later finding out that data errors had occurred in the files. Whereas in series Bicycle Stops he used a pinhole camera, which was put on the bicycle luggage rack and which documented the cityscapes in the direction of the sky. The exposure time coincided with coffee or cigarette breaks.
'Exits' ask us to imagine historical time differently. It invites us to ‘dwell’ in time in other ways, but it also alerts us to the fact that we think that we ‘know’ the world through photography – but we do not ‘know’ photography itself. - Alistair Robinson
In 1993 Trimakas undertook a residency at Street Level and was part of the exhibition 'Borderlands: Contemporary Photography from the Baltic States', the first major exhibition in Britain of work from the Baltic nations, organised by Street Level and Peeter Linnap (Estonia), with assistance from Valts Kleins (Riga) and Trimakas (Vilnius). Work by Trimakas was also included in ‘Poetic Documents’ during Street Level’s Season of Lithuanian Photography in 2013, marking 20 years since that first show and also coinciding with Lithuania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union that year. This event is part of a series which highlights key projects celebrating Street Level’s 30th Anniversary.
The publication was made possible with the kind support of Lithuanian Council for Culture.