TechnoEcologies: blog by NAC resident Theun Karelse

Yesterday, December 16, all present inhabitants of Nida Art Colony went to Palanga to see off Dutch artist Theun Karelse (NL), a resident of Techno-ecologies program who stayed in the Colony from November to the middle of December. As a result of his residence, Theun published a blog “TechnoEcologies” where he pointed and shortly described his insights, ideas, discoveries, meetings with local specialists, implemented actions, information sources, spotted animals and lichens, experiences of local weather and landscape, etc. To learn more about Theun’s residency at NAC please browse the website of his blog.

Theun Karelse is currently based in Amsterdam and belongs to FoAM, a cultural laboratory that re-imagines possible futures at the interstices of art, science, nature and everyday life.


NAC call for residency applications, curatorial proposals and a trainee for 2014-2015

Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) welcomes proposals from emerging and experienced artists, designers, architects, curators and art researchers/writers/philosophers for its upcoming (2014-2015) remote residencies on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania.


What do residents of December 2013 do in Nida Art Colony?

The morning of December the 9th could be announced as an official beginning of winter in Curonian Spit – nature and surroundings were robed in white, paths covered with ice, regular walkers slowed down the step… Together with winter snow four new residents arrived to Nida Art Colony – Erin Tjin A Ton from the Netherlands and even three Shouth American artists – Luisa Nobrega (Brasil), Maricel Delgado and Fernando Prieto (Peru). 


Fluctuating in Flux

While on the plane over the Baltic, it seems appropriate to have a moment of arguably quiet (given that the engines of the plane are roaring worse than a Polar Bear, and in loop) retrospective overview of "Context in Flux", a symposium initiated by the Swedish Exhibition Agency and Lab 13, which took place on both coasts of the Baltic, in Nida, at Nida Art Colony and in Visby, Baltic Art Center (further - BAC), one in October, and the other – in November.


Last Creative Documentary Thursday in Nida: “Marginal Zone” and “Confession”

On the first winter Thursday, the 5th of December, at 6:00 pm Nida Art Colony invites you to the last evening of the art documentary program prepared by studio “Nominum”. This time two films will be screened – “Confession” by Oksana Buraja and “Marginal Zone” by Dali Rust. What is more, director Dali Rust is coming to Nida to present her film and answer the questions of spectators. Looking forward!


Creative Documentary Thursdays in Nida: "UB Lama"

As the weather is getting harsh come for a cup of hot tea and good cinema. This Thursday, on the 28th of November, at 6 pm Nida Art Colony invites you to a penultimate cinema evening of the art documentary program prepared by studio "Nominum". This time on screen – a full-lenght film "UB Lama" by young Lithuanian director Eglė Vertelytė.


The team of Nida Art Colony participates in the second part of “Context in Flux” symposium

These days, November 22–23, the second part of “Context in Flux” symposium takes place in Visby, Gotland, Sweden. These symposiums are organised by the Swedish Exhibition Agency, Baltic Art Center, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts and Art Lab Gnesta. The aim of symposiums is to develop tools that can assist cultural institutions who work in many and overlapping context.


What do the residents of November 2013 do in Nida Art Colony?

November wind blew some changes to Nida Art Colony – in the beginning of this month three previous residents left and their studios were occupied by three newcomers – Taavi Suisalu (EE), Theun Karelse (NL) and Petr Zhukov (RU).