Changing Room

The Changing Room opening at Rupert in Vilnius, Lithuania.

I would like to invite you to the opening of my work “The Changing Room” which is apart of the exhibition Double Bind – opening 14. oct 18:00-20:30 at Rupert art center in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The Changing Room is a spinning, dancing, speaking, singing –changing room that speaks also as border, curtain and a stage – don´t be afraid.

Read by Shipsi Sipkevics

Music, editing and recording by Shipsi Sipkevics and Gatis Zakis

“I am made of metal and cloth, probably located in some deep hole of a retail hell—imagine Walmart in the Midwest or the Mall of America but then again I could be anywhere I am generic and non-important. I am a changing room and I change—I change my location and I change myself as you contemplate your exterior and interior exchanges. I am not really just a room. I am a boundary, a border of sorts.”

“As a changing room, I see you coming. I see you coming. Again and gain you come. You come inside and unveil yourself. You show yourself to me. You unravel and embrace new steps, the changes. We are going through changes. We are going through changes. Don’t you see the chains? We will unchain them —change them. Together through chains we will change.”


“Double Bind” 15 October, 2015 — 11 November, 2015
Opening times: Wednesday — Saturday, 12 – 6pm

Rupert would like to invite you to the opening of “Double Bind” featuring new performances by Lina Lapelytė, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and Valentina Desideri.

“Double bind” is an exhibition of new commissions that aims to restore a sense of political agency to private psychological practices associated with personal failure. Starting from depression and looking more widely into emotion economies, we invited artists to fail and be vulnerable. A confessional tone was assumed by works, architecture and curators alike; a tone regarded as an insurgent force rallying against congealed understandings of psychological pathology and illness and the language of seemingly dispassionate argument in which these are commonly expressed. What remains as exhibition is unordered, multi­-directional and contradictory; a double­-bind, a larde-­arse and unfired clay in the gut. / Excerpt from exhibition text by Maya Tounta

Valentina Desideri & Denise Ferreira da Silva
Morten Norbye Halvorsen
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson
Berglind Jóna
Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen
Lina Lapelytė
Viktorija Rybakova
Augustas Serapinas

Curated by Maya Tounta and Justė Jonutytė

The project is a collaboration between Rupert (Lithuania),Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Norway) and the Living Art Museum(Iceland). The project “Interdisciplinary Art Project “Politics of Emotion: Art in the Expanded Sphere”“ is produced under the programme LT07, the EEA Financial Mechanism and Lithuanian Republic.

“Double bind” will also take the form of a lecture series and publication with contributions by Florian Cramer, Travis Jeppesen, Nina Power, Joshua Simon and Marina Vishmidt, as well as workshops in Pabradė and Visaginas with Augustas Serapinas and Felix Gmelin.

Graphic identity: Goda Budvytytė
Website: Goda Budvytytė & Vytautas Volbekas

More information can be found on (website will be launched on October 14) and on Rupert’s website:

Registration for a free bus to Rupert and back for the opening night: The bus leaves at 5:30 pm from the city centre and comes back after the event. Spaces are limited.

Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir
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