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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, Plexiglas panel. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, hydrant system tripod, spring clamps, silicone, thermoformed Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, hydrant system tripod, spring clamps, silicone, thermoformed Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, hydrant system tripod, spring clamps, silicone. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Aluminum, fabric, Evolva & International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) vanillin scent, Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Ceramics, neon, Plexiglas vitrine. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Ceramics, neon, Plexiglas vitrine. Detail. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Ceramics, neon, Plexiglas vitrine. Detail. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Ceramics, neon, Plexiglas vitrine. Detail. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, hydrant system tripod, spring clamps, silicone, thermoformed Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, hydrant system tripod, spring clamps, silicone, thermoformed Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Thermoformed Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment, cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, Mini Magic Wand Humidifier, ceramics, silicone. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Thermoformed Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment, cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, Mini Magic Wand Humidifier, ceramics, silicone. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Thermoformed Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment, cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, Mini Magic Wand Humidifier, humidifier, plant container, ceramics. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Thermoformed Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment, cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, Mini Magic Wand Humidifier, humidifier, plant container, ceramics. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Thermoformed Plexiglas, water, Sky Blue edible pigment, cutouts from images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, Mini Magic Wand Humidifier, humidifier, plant container, ceramics. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Nano sculpture (4000 x 0,1 cm) fiber optic thread, laser, Plexiglas vitrine. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Nano sculpture (4000 x 0,1 cm) fiber optic thread, laser, Plexiglas vitrine. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Nano sculpture (4000 x 0,1 cm), Hybrid organic-nonorganic photopolymer SZ2080. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
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Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.

Pakui Hardware, Vanilla Eyes (2016) exhibition photos

, 5 September 2016

Pakui Hardware presented solo exhibition Vanilla Eyes at Vienna’s Mumok running from June 4 to October 19, 2016.

Curated by Rainer Fuchs, the show title indicates artificial organs, and contains a pun that highlights the interpenetration of the natural and the artificial, the real and the fictional. The production of synthetic aromas like vanilla is not only a sign of scientific progress but also challenges us to reconsider our established notions of the given and the man-made.

Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Ceramics, neon, Plexiglas vitrine. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Ceramics, neon, Plexiglas vitrine. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.

The installation includes a large amount of collected material from cutouts of images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, silicone, thermoformed Plexiglas and Mini Magic Wand Humidifiers among many other things. The space becomes a kind of laboratory full of allusions to the research and production of future organisms and life forms.

Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda’s Pakui Hardware project focuses on already long existent and implemented systems and programs to design nature, with the aim of making their underlying mechanisms transparent.

Pakui Hardware’s Vanilla Eyes is on at Vienna’s  MUMOK, running June 3 to October 9, 2016.

Header image: Pakui Hardware, Vanilla Eyes (2016). Exhibition view. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy the artists.

Vienna Art Week, Nov 14 – 20

14 November 2016

Pakui Hardware presented solo exhibition Vanilla Eyes at Vienna’s Mumok running from June 4 to October 19, 2016.

Curated by Rainer Fuchs, the show title indicates artificial organs, and contains a pun that highlights the interpenetration of the natural and the artificial, the real and the fictional. The production of synthetic aromas like vanilla is not only a sign of scientific progress but also challenges us to reconsider our established notions of the given and the man-made.

Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Ceramics, neon, Plexiglas vitrine. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.
Pakui Hardware, ‘Vanilla Eyes’, 2016. Ceramics, neon, Plexiglas vitrine. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy of the artist.

The installation includes a large amount of collected material from cutouts of images selected from NASA digital archive, UV prints on PVC Pentaprint film, silicone, thermoformed Plexiglas and Mini Magic Wand Humidifiers among many other things. The space becomes a kind of laboratory full of allusions to the research and production of future organisms and life forms.

Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda’s Pakui Hardware project focuses on already long existent and implemented systems and programs to design nature, with the aim of making their underlying mechanisms transparent.

Pakui Hardware’s Vanilla Eyes is on at Vienna’s  MUMOK, running June 3 to October 9, 2016.

Header image: Pakui Hardware, Vanilla Eyes (2016). Exhibition view. Photo by Pakui Hardware. Courtesy the artists.

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