The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt
Ghost Bag
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Some physical things live in the architecture of the event. The notion of feeling that “You had to be there” or “I was there”. Parked in the dancing shade. Gelled exhilaration of cutting a few realities in one leap. A moment of time-limited, motivated non-experts. You can go and listen to conversation where it occurs. Some anecdotal evidence springs up. Statements you might pleasingly doubt. It might appear along with spying conversations. It’s a virtual folder that might haunt you in unpredicted moments and situations.
A bag with no gravity.
A space suit.
A nice spook!
“Ghost Bag” is an artist book published online in a PDF format. Pieces in this book trace abstract motions and a casual conversation outside a gallery, the shape of hearsay, of smoke, of spook, and of words rushing into each other. The structure is similar to an earlier collection of Kaminskaitė’s uniques, Taxi Driver – a boîte-en-valise-like object-scenario meant to be presented by a single performer. The new collection includes writings by Paul Elliman, Monika Kalinauskaitė, Laura Kaminskaitė, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Žygimantas Kudirka, Raimundas Malašauskas, and Nicholas Matranga, alongside Kaminskaitė’s visual work. “Ghost Bag” is published by The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt.
Laura Kaminskaitė (b.1984, based in Vilnius) creates invisible events through objects and language, evoking exhibitions, scenarios, and narratives in the minds of viewers, readers, and listeners. Kaminskaitė has recently presented solo exhibitions, including Today is the Color Day Meets at Day, P////AKT, Amsterdam (with Antanas Gerlikas, 2018); Today, Editorial, Vilnius (2017); Turn smile laugh sashay conversation smile laugh spring up smile laugh talk, Podium, Oslo (2017); Something something, Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen (2016). She exhibited her works in group exhibitions at Kim?, Riga (2017); Kunstverein Munchen, Munich (2017); Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Centre, Krakow (2015); Contemperary Art Centre, Vilnius (2015).