18.06 – 19.06.2015
Ruta Butkute is a Lithuanian visual artist, based in Amsterdam. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and is a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She develops complex sculptural installations, inspired by other media such as video and movement research. Recently she started to collaborate with acrobats and improvisation dancers, who would increasingly determine both the shape as well as the spacing of her installations, and which stimulated her work to expand into the direction of performative installation work. During Working Title Situation #01, Ruta will develop this experiment together with choreographer Yurie Umamoto in the live installation Polyhedral Crystals.
concept & development Ruta Butkute | development & performance Yurie Umamoto | coproduction workspaceburssels (Brussels) | special thanks to Rijksakademie Amsterdam, Mondriaan Funds Amsterdam, Terry Vreeburg, Daniel de Roo