Kamilė Krasauskaitė, “Sourdough as a metaphor”, 18th Tallinn Print Triennial, performance

27 March 2021, 13:00


Kamilė Krasauskaitė’s installation “Sourdough’s Babel” inside of Pickle Bar at Põhjala, Tallinn shows various sourdough masks that are supported and hung on abstract structures that represent a tower or a tree. According to the story, a united human race in the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating eastward, come to the land of Shinar (שִׁנְעָר‎). While they are building a tower to the sky, God comes down to earth, and is dissatisfied that the people used their energy to create an object of idolatry, and that they directed their actions vertically but not horizontally.

During her workshop-lecture the visitor will be invited to explore sourdough as a media that could become a language or a great body metaphor. While creating bread faces out of sourdough the visitors will be discussing if politics could be understood or experienced as a body and within one’s body; if the microbial colonies can play a role or processes of various movements or political parties could it create a radical change; how this metagenomic process could be traced; how the short-term and long-term relationships with one bacterial colony can cause an effect for a social and political change.

Kamilė Krasauskaitė’s lecture Sourdough as a Metaphor appears as part of the 18th Tallinn Print Triennal, "Warm. Checking Temperature in Three Acts”.
Kamilė Krasauskaitė is a multidisciplinary artist and curator based in Vilnius, Brussels and Paris. Her practice comprises various formats, from installations and sculptures to publications and social events, using sourdough as one of her main media.