Tadas Stalyga

My practice revolves around three core pillars: light, space and performance. I work with the volume of the space, changing it with light or partitioning it physically. I use light to change the mood of the space, to alter its physical and phenomenological properties. The most recent development in my practice is the occupation of the same space as my spectators, becoming a body present in the space I create. Many of my concepts come from reading philosophy, philosophers and writers, such as, Immanuel Kant, Jacques Ranciere, Slavoj Žižek and Bertold Brecht have had a great deal of influence on my thinking about art. From the phenomenological point of view I am greatly interested in the work of artists, such as, James Turrell, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, performers and musicians like Kraftwerk. My latest work is done with the notion of ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ in mind, leaning towards a mixture of theatre and artistic and musical performance.
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