Pakui Hardware at MdbK / Leipzig

Pakui Hardware / Underbelly

10 August - 03 November 2019

Katharinenstraße 10
04109 Leipzig

Photography: PUNCTUM / Alexander Schmidt, Ugnius Gelguda and Isora X Lozuraityte Studio for Architecture

Courtesy: The artists

Architects: Ona Lozuraitytė & Petras Išora

Designer of the catalog: Vytautas Volbekas

Artistic duo Pakui Hardware, comprised of Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė, has
been tracing how Capital travels through bodies and materials. By combining natural and
man made materials, sterile and organic forms, the artists merged design, biology and art
history into hybrid and curious creatures immersed in their autonomous environments.
“Underbelly” is an entirely new immersive installation inspired by and developed for the
luminous spaces of MdbK Leipzig. In it, the viewer enters a sort of an oversized belly – soft
and open for inspection. Transparent quasi-familiar objects are impressed in the fabric of
the giant belly – they too resemble enlarged organisms. They voluntarily expose themselves
for examination, opening their interiors for the viewer’s eye. Invasive medicine of the past is
substituted here by (un)conscious and enthusiastic self exhibition and health’s data
philanthropy. Our underbellies are now uncovered for everyone.