Salon Viktorija Rybakova
Created by Viktorija Rybakova
Book bound by Jurga Sako
Induced by Marcos Lutyens
Filmed by Egle Budvytyte
The salon took place in the ‘library space’ in the exhibition ‘Sammlung Mazola A – Z’ in the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.
Guests were invited to bring along one or more books to share with us during our contemplation of the condition of collection.For this ABA salon Viktorija Rybakova proposed to travel through the inside of spaces and to talk about her practice of making small architectural repetitions inside the books. Coming from the background of architecture Viktorija Rybakova was always interested in the structure of the things that came into living because of someone’s decisions and the needs that shaped those decisions. When she started to work with books, Viktorija was drawn into paper choreography and endless ways of moving inside of one object.
On the ‘menu’ for the evening were two books: One that was produced during one year research at the Vilnius University Library book depository and turned out as a catalogue of the books that inhabited the life of a professor from Toronto.
The second, as-yet incomplete work, is intended to be a building within the book, the structure of which Viktorija borrowed from the National Gallery in Vilnius. The pages guided us through the retrospective exhibition of Mindaugas Navakas, a Lithuanian sculptor who works with huge volumes and industrial materials. His works sometimes seem to be a parody on mass production objects or a set of comic tectonic situations happening in the urban panorama. It is a book that in the most literal sense contains the exhibition.