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Aistė Kisarauskaitė "PERFECT PLACE TO LIVE"

December 1-31
Opening – December 1, 6 p.m.

This project was thought of while thinking about the views we don’t notice. During the first quarantine, when all the active outside life was unexpectedly transferred to our  homes – work, meetings, entertainment – the question of home became really important.  After looking around in the environment, a lot of people wanted to improve their living conditions by buying a new house or apartment. The increase of the prices in real estate, that we can currently see, was inevitable. The discrepancy between what we actually buy and what we dream of when buying the house or apartment became the basis of this project. 
 
Real estate ads are usually based on this dream stimulation strategy, tails about a happy future. Actually, a bigger part of the advertisement is based on that specific idea. Potential buyer looks at that ad and in their mind, they already think of their future home – the furniture, the finish, their family spending time together in this home, even the opinions of their friends and colleagues – while the seller, even though sometimes they post the pictures of the unfinished apartment or house, is trying to cover all of that the script of happiness – “All you need for your happiness”, “Reality is just one step away from a dream”, “Life like in a postcard”, “This is where real life happens”, “Living spaces for quality daily life” etc. 
 
Pictures are taken while pretending I am looking for an apartment. These conditions dictated the tool the pictured had to be taken with – they were taken with a phone, because a high quality camera with tripod would create a lot of suspicion and tension. And sometimes there isn’t even anything to see, not even the four walls of concrete, because real estate agents are trying to sell a dream that is not even built yet. 
 
This project is about the dream and the reality, and how quickly our imagination covers the reality with a dream, about the future, that might not even come to be.

This project is partially sponsored by Lithuanian council of culture

Aistė Kisarauskaitė