25 February - 7 April 2012
Kuprin Julia was the second print made for an imaginary traveler. The first half of its title, kuprin, is a shortened version of a Lithuanian word Kuprine?, which means a backpack. This shorter version does not exist in the Lithuanian vocabulary, but when pronounced it sounds similar to two existing words - backpack and hunchback. It is also the name of a Russian writer, although this is a coincidence.
Julia comes from Julia Roberts, the actress. It stands for the transformation, inspiration and color coming from her early performances. Julia Roberts was a lively, inspiring actor to follow throughout her filmography. A transparent thing, in a sense, she would change along with different times, fashions and characters at the same time remaining an all too obvious character herself.
Roberts thinks about the colors and shapes of acting.
The traveler meets a place, where he goes to see a movie. Influenced by the actress in the film he imagines himself wearing a dress, but instead of just dreaming about it he turns into a composition of shape and color. As time passes, the view of the traveller stays almost the same, like a steep mountain, but different colors and moods invade it.
Traveler is not in search of composition because he already has it. He is in search of color and shade change.
Roberts, Installation view, Tulips & Roses, Brussels