Black Pillow is a collaborative project by two Lithuanian architects and artists Audrius Bu?as & Valdas Ozarinskas. The project features one main object—a huge inflatable black pillow. Impossible to be grasped in its entirety, the black pillow leaves spectators wondering about its real size, shape, and other material qualities.
The original version of this work (a 25 x 25 m regular square) was produced in 2010 for the exhibition Formalism at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius. The two architects’ fairly simple formalist idea, initially supposed to appeal exclusively to the limits of the viewer’s phenomenological experiences, quickly got wrapped in various stories and possible interpretations of the object as a message due to its unusually large dimensions, menacing black colour and the moods that prevailed in society at the time (it was the very peak of the economy crisis in Lithuania).
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