Vaida Tamoševičiūtė


"3 love stories"


09.12.2010 - 10.01.2011



 I will return Soon (2010) – video work based on the performance – personal, intimate but still universal story. This artwork was inspired by similar stories of sensitive, deeply feeling and creative people, who are expressing their emotions in art. Artists consider that we all are absorbing in alienation, fear, uncertainty. Increasing speed, intensity of life and consumerism brings misunderstanding and distance to our personal lives. Even living with our closest people, we still are separately, each hidden in our little world build of illusions. We cheat and lie, hide under various masks. We fear. These feelings are revealed in Vaida Tamoševičiūtė‘s artwork Returning Soon where she uses text of Justa Venslovaitytė and music of Daina Pupkevičiūtė. Homeless dog from Justa‘s text is a methaphorical figure of a person, living with or within us. Maybe, you know him too: „His desire is to run away and to come back whenever he wants, and every time he wishes me to open the door and let him in. However, he fears to run away, as his fur gets clogged with mud, he stinks, so I no longer want to caress him; he knows I may not let him in.“
„My homeless dog will be imprinted on my body with lipstick signs. Words shall leave a trace of action and turn to scars. I choose a lipstick as a modern way to mask yourself. You can use it to put a new mask on, to make yourself a new face and move on... Scars shall leave unseen that way...“ – Vaida Tamoševičiūtė.
Camera: Petras Baronas
Text: Justa Venslovaityte
Music: Daina Pupkevičiūtė


Video installation titled „Fake Love Story“ (2008) is the collision of two different cultures and sex. Video is based on performance which took place in Portugal in 2008.
Text which was written on Vaida‘s body during performance includes southern male language phrases traditionally used to seduce a woman. This usual and natural aspect of their culture is misleading for Eastern European understanding. For a southern girl – „I love you“ is a compliment and has the same significance as „How are you“. Eastern girls take the same words personally and end up broken hearted.
I myself with my body wanted to check whether these stereotypes are true. My body became a canvas or a piece of paper where this ancient story was written. Message is the same, only the form of transmission has changed from the letter to sms. The nice words are not leaving, even if the body is not responding and stays mute. They stay turning to the black stain and pressing the body. Repeating of the sound emphasizes unavoidable, annoying constant pressure.
Camera: Gregoire Fabvre
Body painting: Pedro Santos
Music: Imminent Starvation