Artist Crisis Center II: Tact Gear

19.11. - 13.12.2020.
duo show with Elīna Vītola at PAKT, Amsterdam

Under the title Tact Gear you will find a portable version of Artist Crisis Center – a physical manifestation of metaphysical space for discussing as well as creating, transporting and exhibiting art. The modestly sized (fig. 1), collapsable (fig. 7-9) backpack includes:

A
a portable table (fig. 2)

B.1.
Artist Crisis Center user manual (fig. 2)

B.2
a sketchbook (fig. 2)

C
an endless blues pencil (fig. 2)

D
a medium size primed canvas ready for painting (fig. 2)

E
an extra large primed canvas ready for painting (can be used as a yoga mat or temporary bed) (fig. 3)

F
a necktie to bring some class to any outfit (fig. 2)

G
a functional bag (fig. 2)

H
a paintbrush with extra long handle to maintain/cover distance (fig. 2)

I
a compartment with built-in answers to all the big questions (cannot be opened by any physical means) (fig. 2)

J
an opportunity to reach for those unattainable answers (fig. 2)

K
an easy to prepare meal (fig. 2, 4 and 5)

L
a waterproof coat (fig. 2)

M
a room to grasp, hold and in which to be touched by something (fig. 2)

N
a studio with a skylight (fig. 12)

O.1.
an art gallery that can be expanded by joining in union with fellow backpack owners (fig. 13, 14, 16)

O.2.
a temporary housing solution (fig. 14)

P
a flag to declare your ideals to the world (fig. 18-19)

Q
an outfit for a special occasion  (fig. 20)

R
an extension for yourself (fig. 21-22)

S
contemporary art (fig. 23)

©2021 by Ieva Kraule-Kūna