Deimanatas Narkevičius, Once in the XX Century, 2004, Installation view, Secession 2007, Photo: Pez Hejduk

Deimantas Narkevi?ius

Among the Things We Touched

April 28 – June 24, 2007

In his films, Lithuanian artist Deimantas Narkevičius deals with the experience of collective—usually Eastern European—history. In the politically and culturally turbulent situation in Eastern European states since the 1990s, Narkevičius currently sees a vacuum in which ideological self-awareness is characterized neither by a reflection of one’s own history, nor by any kind of vision for the future. Narkevičius constructs (past and future) history out of active relations with individual biographies. In this way, the protagonists of his films reconstruct and interweave their memories with a linear concept of history generally accepted as true. Narkevičius explores the medium of film using a documentary approach, in which, for example, interviews heard as voices-off comment on photographs or drawings, and diverse film techniques and narrative styles are used simultaneously. At the Secession, Deimantas Narkevičius is showing four of his most recent films.


Deimantas Narkevičius, born in Utena (Lithuania) in 1964, lives and works in Vilnius.