Res Artis Regional Meeting 2014 to take place in Vilnius and Nida in October

On the 2-5th of October Res Artis regional meeting, organized by Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts in co-operation with Res Artis and Arts Printing House will take place in the facilities of Vilnius Academy of Art in both Vilnius and Nida (Nida Art Colony). The theme of the meeting is "Escape and Engagement: Residencies as Hosts, Producers and Promoters".

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After Inter-Format Symposium 2014 "On Flux of Sand and Aquatic Ecosystems": Photo Story

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Tending the Wild: aesthetics & interspecies politics in a changing landscape (discussion and fieldtrip) / Theun Karelse (NL)(Photo by Justin Tyler Tate)

In 2014 the 4th Inter-format symposium is a part of the larger Techno-ecologies project (2012-2014) run in cooperation with RIXC (Latvia) and other partners like Sattelietgroep (NL), Pixelache (SCO/FIN), Finnish Society of Bioart (AT/FI).
The Inter-Format Symposium 2014 "On flux of sand and aquatic ecosystems" is main yearly Nida Art Colony event which is a merge between academic conference, art festival and cosy performative meeting of interdisciplinary professionals. The Symposium's goal is to gather artists, curators, researchers, scientists and practitioners and reinvent the format of presenting and sharing art, knowledge and experience: www.nidacolony.lt/en/projects/symposium. See more photos:

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Summerish residency: June 2014 in Nida

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“The Beaver Mat and the Fagot Shack” © Helen Reed & Hannah Jickling, 2014

After the Inter-Format Symposium “On Flux of Sand and Aquatic Ecosystems” the majority of NAC Techno–ecology programme residents left, except Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed (CA) who participated actively in the symposium and will stay until end of June. We are happy to host new residents, two from the United States: Daniel Spangler (USA) and Matthew Moore (USA), one from Köln in Germany: Philipp Hamann (DE, Goethe institute Lithuania grantee), and Gintaras Makarevičius from Lithuania.

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Programme of Inter-format Symposium On Flux of Sand and Aquatic Eco-systems in May 22-25th

Welcome to the non-stop event (Programme in PDF) shifting from performance to lecture to artists’ game to eco sauna to performative discussion to artists guided site/sight/seeing to discursive dinner to role play to water t(a/e)sting to foraging to interactive buffet to screening to made-from-waste cooking to imaginary cartography to workshop to tea ritual to slow reading to sound performance to fish smoking to conceptual (media) swimming to sustainable drinking to knowledge sharing to multilingual readings to guided orientation to conceptual sentiments.

Extented programme with participants biograms (PDF)

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Presentation of a book and a project in Venice Biennale 2015 "Museum" by Dainius Liškevičius

We are glad to invite you to the presentation of the book by Dainius Liškevičius and his project "Museum", which will represent Lithuania in Venice Biennial 2015. Bilingual book (in Lithuanian and English) hosts the 400 kg weight "Museum" project compressed into 1,4 kg of paper.

The event will take place on the 13th of May, Reading room of CAC (Vokiečių g.2, Vilnius).


During the presentation of the book, D.Liškevičius will screen a short film "Laisvalaikis" ("Leisure", dur. 10 mins), and afterwards will engage into a discussion with the art critics Agnė Narušytė, Ernestas Parulskis, Linara Dovydaitytė, artist Dainius Liškevičius, curator of Lithuanian pavilion at Venice Biennale Vytautas Michelkevičius and theatre director Oskaras Koršunovas - D.Liškevičius is the author of the scenography for "Miranda", inspired by "Museum".

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MAPPING WORKSHOP 9-11 May 2014

Mapping Workshop with Grit Ruhland (http://indexmap.org) and Tomas Straupis (Openstreetmap.org)

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Indexmap is an artistic mapping project, started in 2013 during Grit Ruhland's residency with Techno-Ecologies-Program in Nida Art Colony. It shall collectively observe and describe the landscape of Curonian Spit. Open-Streetmap provides geo-data for cultural, ecological and other experimental layers. The project is ongoing and still developing:

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Lithuania in Venice Art Biennale will be represented with the project "Museum" by Dainius Liškevičius

Lithuanian Council for Culture has announced its decision as to representation of Lithuania during the Venice Biennale 2015: the National pavilion will host a project "MUSEUM" by Lithuanian artist Dainius Liškevičius, presented by the Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts team (dr. Vytautas Michelkevičius, Rasa Antanavičiūtė, Daina Pupkevičiūtė).

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Techno-Ecological spring residencies

After a week of rain, spring has finally arrived and buds appeared on the trees. The Colony started the reconstruction of the second building, our former warehouse is now completely destroyed, the yard is full of trucks, machinery, workers and the ground is covered by a mountain of rubble. We work along the rhythm of jackhammers.

In the beginning of April thematic Techno-Ecologies residency started, we host now 8 new residents, included 2 collectives, for 2 months: Anna Romanenko (DE/RU)/ Björn Kühn (DE)/ Gabriel Hensche (DE) from Stuttgart and Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen (ES/NO/SE) from Oslo, Ernest Truely (USA/EE) from Tallin and Frauke Materlik (DE) from Norway /Germany. More about them below.

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