Beer Metaphysics. The Kitchen

Beer Metaphysics. The Kitchen
Vytenis Burokas
14/02 – 16/03/2017

A month is a perfect time to brew a gruit of metaphysical investigation. 427 space will become a kitchen-incubator of fermentation and a stage of it’s manifestation trough the human bodies. There’s no accident, yeast will adapt to the new conditions of this particular space in the wobbly whirling universe. Also a play Beer Metaphysics: symposium of humans and microorganisms will be present as a source of liquid recipe and as a text on the tip of a tongue and/or mind. The nature of the characters in the play will be revealed during the processes of fermentation and spiritual transformation, thus the epopee, Dionysian pleasantry, metaphysical fisticuffs, can be experienced (not necessary, though). 

Accompaniment: Φ 

Beer Metaphysics: symposium of humans and microorganisms. The first and only book of cosmogonic rumours – is a humorous demonstration of his research and methodology that pulls ideas around philosophy, science, fermentation, rituals, inebriation, and food into a vortex. Rather than merely cite and quote his research, the artist stages an increasingly drunken discussion between himself and a crowd of philosophers, scientists, and theoreticians. In the play, Burokas ventriloquizes, and is inhabited by, a strange constellation of characters who have all dealt with the properties of the clinamen in some way, including the philosophers Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Julia Annas, and Michel Serres, the scientists Henri Poincaré and Ilya Prigogine, and the composers and theorists John Rahn and Michel Dellvile, amongst many other voices.
– Post Brothers

Vytenis Burokas (b. 1990, Vilnius, Lithuania) is an artist and curator, interested in visible and invisible manifestations of history and memory fragments, documenting time passing and responding with choreography, movements, narrative to highlight traces, slips of a tongue and language. His focus lies in rituals and happenings in social environments, architecture. Vytenis Burokas has graduated Contemporary Sculpture BA, MA at the Vilnius Academy of Arts (2009-2015) and completed the Rupert Educational Program in Vilnius (2013-2014). Burokas has exhibited in Autarkia (Vilnius, LT), Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius, LT), Šiauliai Art Gallery (Šiauliai, LT), Komplot (Brussels, BE), Nida Art Colony (Nida, LT), Granada Film Festival (Granada, Spain), performances at Rupert (Vilnius, LT).

Support: State Culture Capital Foundation, Lithuanian Council for Culture, VKN, Malduguns