With a work “Sparkle”, Viltė Bražiūnaitė and Tomas Sinkevičius are interested in how we experience nature. In “Sparkle” a British shorthair cat is seen sun basking in a domestic environment. The British Shorthair was featured at the first-ever cat show, organised held at the Crystal Palace in London in 1871, and received initial popularity. The British shorthair is one of the most popular cat breeds in the world and has shaped the understanding of how the domestic cat should look and behave.
In “Sparkle” the feline gazes through the collage of solarized film, which is applied to the frame glass. Solar films are utilized in the protection of buildings and car interiors from heat. For the domestic cat, the home replaces the wild. The combination of the protective film and the cat breed lets us think about how we organize nature and engineered environments.
Group exhibition Inner Pockets, Editorial, Vilnius, Lithuania