julija paškevičiūtė

-plant matter- found materials- landscaping workshops-mixed media drawings-ceramics-video installatio-birthday parties- a short experimental documentary in process-

Carys Cook
From the A 

A crop that reaches maturity in a relatively short time, filling a gap between harvests. often planted as a substitute for a crop that has failed or at a time when the ground would ordinarily lie fallow.

A garden that was sprouted on the rooftop of a temporary project space ‘From The A’ in Bremen. The former garden artefacts, seeds, and decay were transported to Künstlerhäuser in Worpswede, Haus 6 and its surroundings to take new shape, begin new cycles.

The garden started its life in temporarily available grounds in the city. Contributing to the urban flora landscape, restricted in containers, elevated, far from the ground. To transport the garden to the countryside would be to offer the garden a new perspective. Offering roots the right to roam, pollen discourse between native and suburban balcony plants, an altered architectural landscape sculpted by the silhouettes of plants situated by the human hand.

The garden in all its stages has offered a platform and inspiration for artistic development and production. It has offered a space for gathering, discussion, working with clay, drawing and body work.

The garden continues to roam, to grow, as well as the art works and initiatives alongside. 

‘Some number of drawings gather on the ground. Organic forms push to the edge of paper compliantly bending as the watercolor dries. Islands, plants, half of an animal (maybe), watery depths or airy spaces abound. Julija Paškevičiūtė offers a landscape of shifting forms in her work It turns out that color is the mediator between hard-edged categories and the nothingness (which is the everythingness) of being. The title is a quote from Michael Taussig’s What Color is the Sacred? 

The year-long process which lead to this installation blurs the hard-edges between each component drawing, allowing Paškevičiūtė to resist the stillness of completion. Each drawing flows into the next. It turns out that color is the mediator between hard-edged categories and the nothingness (which is the everythingness) of being is a work of art which remains persistently unfinished. Just as the paper settles in response to the application of watercolor, the work adjusts to its new grounds. Paškevičiūtė’s keen interest in organic forms is clear in this work. Here she presents her own nature, one that grows on its own impulse.’

-text by Albinas Teperis, from the Shunted Sculptures Fleeting Words catalogue,

screenshots from various short films

Short films and video installations are often a way for me to preserve the situational nature of my art practice, at the same time it is where I can merge all the ‘interdisciplinarity’ and beyond into one piece. Mostly all of the films share the love of observing nature, I’m perpetually in awe, so the fascination continues.

Feel free to reach out to request a possibility to see them :)

-Creature Responsible 2019 Marseille - Bremen, duration 7’51 

-Seeing and Hearing and Seeing and Hearing 2017, Nice, FR, duration 9’46

-Vegetation Walk 2016 Luxembourg, duration 7’20 Co-created with Anouk Chambaz

Here is a Vortrag Walk’ - a video lecture for the Meisterschüler*innen programme at the Academy of Arts Bremen. 

©Julija Paškevičiūtė 2022