Wings of Reality

'Wings Of Reality' is an equirectangular video format of a 360 degree micro film. The distortions of the format and the movement of the horizon make the recorded visual landscape flapping like two wings. The right wing is the 'built home', and the left wing is the 'natural environment'. The character in the centre is performing as the 'mother' pushing an empty swing. The camera is at the viewpoint of the absent child. It recorded a heavy snowfall in April, a never before experienced weather anomaly that created an apocalyptic scene in Budapest. As road accidents were escalating, the sirens of ambulances were echoing through the city. The film is uncanny, juxtaposing the surreal and the mundane. It aims to raise awareness of the greatest environmental and cultural issue, overpopulation, which is most often treated as a taboo. Raising awareness needs a proposal of solution. Can this solution be: expanding the identity of parenthood from 'owning a child' to 'parenting every living being’? Creativity without compassion is empty.

  • Reka Ritt Laklia
  • Reka Ritt Laklia
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    2 minutes 20 seconds
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    December 13, 2020
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    2,000 GBP
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Reka Ritt Laklia


2013-16 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.
2012-13 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London.
2011-16 Clarendon Studios, London.
1996-01 Doctorate in Law and Political Sciences.

Exhibitions and Prizes

2021 Winter Group Show, Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent.
2020 Inner World, group exhibition, Boomer Gallery, London.
Bath Society of Artists Open Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Fusion Art 5th Anniversary International Art Exhibition, Palm Springs, United States
2019 Born to Loop, group exhibition, Mary Magdalene Church Tower, Buda Castle, Budapest.
Contemporary Landscape, group exhibition, 508 Gallery, London.
2017 Second Draft, group exhibition, Safehouse 2, London.
2016 Let the Dust Settle, group exhibition, Crypt Gallery, London.
Chelsea Undergraduate Summer Show 2016, London.
Draft, group exhibition, Safehouse 2, London.
ArtGemini Prize, Asia House Gallery, London.
Bare Home, solo exhibition, London.
2015 Art Gemini Prize, Menier Gallery, London.
ART PRIZE CBM, Casa Toesca and Villa Vallero, Turin, Italy.
Griffin Gallery Open, London.
Undercover, solo exhibition, Clarendon Studios, London.
Summer Mixed Exhibition, Gorstella Gallery, Chester.
2014 ArtGemini Prize, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London.
Crash Open Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London.
2013 Wells Art Contemporary 2013, Wells and Mendip Museum.
Cork Street Open Exhibition, Cork Street Gallery, London.
Creekside Open 2013 Selected by Paul Noble, APT Gallery, London.

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Director Statement

Réka Ritt Laklia is a Hungarian multidisciplinary visual artist based in London. Her practice focuses primarily on painting, VR, and installation.
Often, she works on the edge of several different media, marrying VR, performance and site-specific installation to create an immersive experience for the viewer.
Ritt Laklia’s projects lie at the crossroads of spirituality and technology, using the insights of modern consciousness research, transpersonal psychology, shamanic traditions and folklore, turning the creative process into a ceremony.
She constructs perceptual landscapes with elements reflecting her childhood memories. She analyses the logic and her relationships to the relevant objects, living spaces and materials representing those memories.
Discovering patterns as they manifest across the layers of Ritt Laklia’s reflections is the initial phase of her creative ceremonies.
Following this phase the process becomes a quest to find remedies for fractures and injuries that exist on all levels of human experience and, in a symbolic manner, to perform curative ‘corrections’ and adjustments that treat the artwork as a voodoo doll.