The Familiar Other

“The Familliar Other”

After living 12 years away from Lithuania, for my graduation project, I decided to finally reconnect with this side of me and explore it as a professional artist.

When I introduce myself to new people should I brand myself as an international nomad, a Lithuanian, a Belgian, maybe a European, or a citizen of the internet?

To gain clarity on this topic, I researched the time frame of 1990s Lithuania. A period when the country was trying to re-establish, re-brand and re-position itself. It is a nostalgic period representing freedom and Lithuania’s “true” independence. With my performative moulaging research and crafty DIY clothes, I am trying to recapture the ethos of 90’s Lithuania in the modern day.