Erotic Massage for a Wood Sculpture

Sculpture 2022

Duration – 5:00 min
Author: Egle Pilkauskaite
Camera: Lukas Keizikas
Video editing: Stasys Maciulskas

The relationship between the author and the sculptural object developed during the creative
process is always special and multi-layered. I removed the layers of bark from the tree burl, as
if I undressed it gently. The polishing process revealed surface relief of a sleek shape and it
became more and more fleshlike. The materiality and form of the object clearly suggest its
natural completeness. In the shown video projection, the oiling of the wood is performed with
the systematic movements of an erotic massage master. Although it is a special tactile method,
at first glance it is almost no different from ordinary surface coating with oil. A slight change in
hand movement creates a new meaning and raises the question – are we seeing the work by
fetishizing it.

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