The series aims to visualise an emotion called ‘Smala’, which translates from the Lithuanian jargon as a black resin used in road works.
It is an undefined, multifaceted and ever-changing state. While in it, one pays more attention to details, the grasp on reality shifts, while a range of different senses sweeps over one’s body - fascination, reality, ecstasy and openness overlap with fiction, abstraction, depression and rejection.