Pakui Hardware

Pakui Hardware

Lost Heritage

With every limb there is detachment. Cut.

Cut-open limbs with silicone arteries stretched through their hollowed shells. Slimy surfaces of never-sweating bodies. Programmed biological efficiency, exact as a mission with military precision. Micro-beginnings of species outside of nature. Human-created-designed-programmed organisms crawl out sterile laboratories.

With every limb there is detachment.

That pink of your prosthetic teeth is most attractive.

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Materials:
Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp
Plastic container, edible Icing Color (Rose), hydrant system, Cristallo Extra hose pipe, water pump, R-Duino microcontroller

Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė began to collaborate in 2012. Pakui Hardware* (*courtesy of Alex Ross) is a brand name of their collaboration set up in 2014. Both artists are based in Vilnius and Brooklyn, New York. The work of Pakui Hardware* spans around the relationship between materiality, technology, and economy. Solo shows of the artists’ duo include venues of kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Jenifer Nails, Frankfurt, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NADA New York (2014). Other projects include Popcorn, Pepsi, Petabytes: Intro, Cage, New York, Anything is Always Nearby or Next to Something Else, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (2013). The artists have participated in group shows at Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, CCS Bard / Hessel Museum of Art, New York (2014), and ar/ge Kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano, Italy (2013). The artists were IASPIS grant holders in Sweden for the fall of 2014.

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Plastic container, edible Icing Color (Rose), hydrant system, Cristallo Extra hose pipe, water pump, R-Duino microcontroller. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Plastic container, edible Icing Color (Rose), hydrant system, Cristallo Extra hose pipe, water pump, R-Duino microcontroller. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

 

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Pakui Hardware, Lost Heritage, 2015. Studio-grown Global Grass, coated waterproof plywood, wheels, plaster, resin, silicone, tripod, LED lamp. Exhibition view, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2015

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