The investigation began with a question of belonging and what it means to have a place to call home; from there, the research moved on to evaluating a word - to dwell, which is a way to describe human existence on Earth in phenomenology.
A book is an attempt to bring together personal investigations onto the existence and purpose of human life, as well as philosophical inquiries expressed in mathematical formulas. Equational speculations on the concept of settlement.

A wish to connect with others, as well as attempts to find one or more individuals who share common perspectives. Between interconnection, finding common metaphysical frustrations towards the questions of existence are observed.
Within the book, the reader is encouraged to discuss their own personal journeys and the consequences of one made choices. How influential it becomes to the person who has made a choice to settle, dwell, seek, or restrain. What if some people refuse to make any decisions? Which category do they fall into? The reader is encouraged to ponder their own settlement and its deeper significance.

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"A Child of Voluntary Exodus; Part 1., artist book, 60 pages, 2020, Kaunas, Lithuania (sponsored and printed at UAB Didmena)

a child of voluntary exodus 

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"A Child of Voluntary Exodus; Part 1., artist book, 60 pages, 2020, Kaunas, Lithuania (sponsored and printed at UAB Didmena)

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excerpt from a book

extract from a Fine Art Bachelor thesis

<...>Jonas Mekas in his diary I Seem To Live wrote- “I seem to enjoy only brief glimpses of intimacy, happiness. <...> I do not believe they could be extended, prolonged. So I keep moving, ahead, looking ahead for other moments”. The awareness Jonas Mekas shares with readers gives a certain sense of relief in settling within a glimpse of one’s condition of existence. As Mekas states, the diary showcases his attempt to regain a lost paradise. Acknowledging the displacement caused by societal turmoils he had found a safe harbour in embodying his existential being through the lens of a camera - as if for a brief moment attempting to catch his own dwelling in the world. In the ‘homemade’ movie As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I saw Brief Glimpses Of Beauty Mekas has built a five-hour ecstatic journey through the joys of daily living. The Fluxian approach towards chance manifests itself in the assemblage of the video material, guided by intuition rather than intention. Mekas uses a machine to mediate between memory and the paradise of his epiphanic moments. Through filming he is able to preserve and celebrate the present moment. This way, his film has no clear narrative, there is no beginning nor an ending, everything happens simultaneously, at the same time. He reconfigures the temporality of events

while openly questioning himself : “I am not so sure what I am doing. It’s all chance...”. Although this might look as a confusion of one’s existence, Jonas Mekas showcases it as one of the conditions of being a human, inviting us to accept the beauty of the unknown. Occasionally addressing the viewer as a friend, Mekas creates a place for one to feel welcome on his journey. Although, soberly, works of J.Mekas were only concerned with living, it allowed the viewer to notice the unseen beauty of life. Thus, even if we are only watching somebody else’s life narrative, we still have an ability to identify with it. Consequently, creativity becomes a manifestation of life, and maybe more importantly - a tool to deal with our everyday existential conditions.<...>

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excerpt from a book

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excerpt from a book

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excerpt from a book