The artist duo Viltė Bražiūnaitė & Tomas Sinkevičius (b. 1991) explore the relationship between technology, nature, and politics. Their works feature aesthetics that mimic a commercial look and intricate scenes of nature consumption. The duo started to collaborate in 2014 and have been working across Vienna, Stockholm, and Vilnius. Employing elements of natural history in their work, the artists portray feelings of loneliness and confusion, experienced in a no–longer–natural nature permeated with lusts and interventions. In their works, these complex emotions are conveyed by hyper-realistic animation and the use of production technologies that challenge the boundaries between synthetic and organic.
A voice from the off tells about alienation, distance, home and new beginnings, composed of texts, fragments from various poems, chatbots, song texts and posts by Eastern European migrant workers from Facebook groups. The result is a cluster of diverse expectations, dreams, and desires, that are seeking for fulfillment in the vastness of the digital. They are accompanied by representations of consumer and luxury objects, cars, natural idylls, and sunsets appear on the image plane. These are ready-made stock images, glossy images from databases that can be used for advertising purposes for a fee. Only motifs that arouse the desire of the customer are worthy of the image. They are unrelated images of an instrumental, accelerated, and commodity-shaped world.