Liudmila is the alter ego of two(?) artists. Their work spans different media, from music and video works to sculptures and performances. Their often-associative works echo broad thematic affinities, emotional expressions and collective memory. In the exhibition “Karmagedon”, Liudmila takes an anxious look into the relationship between desire and reality, the enchantments of consumerism and mass culture, and deceptive promises. The somewhat bittersweet show intertwines dystopian motifs, self-doubt and anxiety with escapism and windiness.
The collective interdisciplinary art project Liudmila was initiated by two young-generation artists, Miša Skalskis and Milda Januševičiūtė. In their work, the duo focuses on the themes of emotional well-being, intimacy, alienation, and loneliness. Liudmila has presented their works in the competition-exhibition “JCDecaux Prize: Not at Anyone’s Request” at the Contemporary Art Centre (LT), where they won the Audience Choice Award, as well as at the WET Collective digital platform (NL) and the 68th Oberhausen Film Festival (DE). In 2021, Liudmila released an audio compilation under the same title, “Liudmila”; that same year, they also created the sculptural video installation “fountain”, presented in the exhibition “Thickeners” curated by Adomas Narkevičius, as well as the sculpture “untitled”, shown in the group exhibition “Swans, Torsos, Holograms” at Editorial. Their performances have been presented at the Cell Project Space in London (2023), Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki (2022), the 14th Baltic Triennial in Vilnius (2021), and the Rupert centre for art, residencies and education in Vilnius (2020).