Jasmine Picot-Chapman

A Gift Given in Feudal Fashion

2426 December 2016

Open 24 hours

The premises:
Are the rituals of the 25th December part of the prescribed leisure infrastructure of the state? Do they serve the function of fulfilling fundamental human needs, wants and desires or have these been socially constructed to serve political purposes? This art exhibition proffers the means for contemplating an alternative use for the free time provided by the national holiday.

Are the rituals of the culture industry part of the prescribed leisure infrastructure of the state? Do they serve the function of fulfilling fundamental human needs, wants and desires or have these been socially constructed to serve political purposes? This art exhibition proffers the means for contemplating an alternative use for the resources provided by the art exhibition.

You are invited to contemplate celebration and celebrate contemplation through acts of celebration and contemplation.

You are invited to participate in non-participation.

Order of events:

24 December
11.15pm Sandra Brown sound piece
12 midnight Rest

25 December
9am Breakfast
11am, 11.30am & 12 noon Tea/a reading by Bronte Dow and Rosie Taylor
From 2pm Traditional festive lunch by James Cabaniuk
6pm Rfyg (Vera Karlsson) playing some music
7.30pm Lecture/DJ set by Hanni Kamaly
9pm Burning of a scent by Ahmad Sardar Afkhami with a feast of preserved summer fruits
10pm Adam Christensen performance
12 midnight Sandra Brown sound piece and rest

26 December
From 11am Bring and share brunch

6 and 7 January
48 hour film screening starting at 00.01am. More information here.

Events filmed by Nikhil Vettukattil.

The exhibition endeavors to meet your needs as best we can. Acknowledging that the state is on holiday and there is no public transport, you are welcome to nap in the galleria on the evenings of 24th and 25th. All meals include gluten free and vegan options. We regret that Almanac is not wheelchair accessible but we can try to make arrangements for anyone who wishes to attend. For more information or to discuss your requirements email info@almanacprojects.com.

All Welcome. Free Entry.

Graphic design/advisory by Daiva Tubutyte.
This exhibition is in partnership with the Lithuanian Culture Institute.
 

Installation view on 30 December 2016.

Brazil, lighting system (detail on 23 December 2016).

Installation view on 30 December 2016.

Installation view on 30 December 2016.

Installation view on 30 December 2016.

Galleria, table (detail on 30 December 2016).

Installation view on 30 December 2016.

Josephine, Agne & Terracotta Standard, heating system (on 30 December 2016).

Brazil, lighting system (detail on 30 December 2016).

Brazil, lighting system (detail on 30 December 2016).

Installation view on 30 December 2016.

Brazil, lighting system (detail on 30 December 2016).

Installation view on 30 December 2016.

Installation view on 30 December 2016.

Exhibition booklet with inserts by Bronte Dow and Rosie Taylor.

Exhibition booklet (detail).

Exhibition booklet (detail).

да́ча, garden (on 30 December 2016).

да́ча, garden (on 30 December 2016).