[rohrpost] Fwd: Invitation to Migrating Art Academies laboratory in Kaunas, Lithuania - March 27 – April 4, 2015
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Subject: Invitation to Migrating Art Academies laboratory in
Kaunas, Lithuania - March 27 – April 4, 2015
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:50:20 +0200
From: Lina Rukeviciute <info at migaa.eu>
Dear Emerging Artists,
Migrating Art Academies invite you to take part in the new creative
March 27 – April 4, 2015. Kaunas, Lithuania
Application deadline for the new MigAA laboratory is 20 February 2015.
For statements, please use our online application form. Invited emerging
artists will be granted travel costs and accommodation.
Within the context of social anguish created by late political and
economical conditions we are intending to organize Migrating Art
Academies laboratory in Kaunas focusing on collection of evidence.
Emerging artists in collaboration with curators, scientists and
established artists will explore the theme of breaking
law/rule/believe/routine from different vantage points including not
only social activism and civil participation, which became a new norm in
contemporary art practices but also revising individualistic surrealist
revolt against institutionalized reality and also radical situationist
practices of questioning established communicative acts.
The planed array of activities will primarily focus on parameters of
group dynamic in relationship to existing administrative, aesthetic,
urban and the other larger formative structures. As a location Kaunas is
marked with disobedience ranging from revolt—a political criminality as
resistance to the imposed order to organized crime as a radical
compliance with the mythos of gain. On a broader scale, if one would
fancy to browse through the late news one couldn’t but notice abundance
of the mirroring misère-en-scènes of the slowly spinning political
kaleidoscope: Greece convulsive under the suffocating burden of numeric
obligations relentlessly preached by troika and fed by symmetric
aesthetics of justice enshrined in the neo-calvinist psycho of its
Nordic neighbours; Ukraine ravaged by strangely drawn territorial
desires fed by supremacy of idealized aesthetics of the “old” space;
rabid builders of the Caliphate energized by the fountain of truth which
in turn is being filled by the aesthetics of pious austerity of an
ancient regime. Supremacy of reason—an opus magnum of
Enlightenment—formalized into tenets of elective democracy and human
rights is being challenged not just by already classical post-modernist
project but also by variety of new fringe systems.
Led by Žilvinas Lilas and Mindaugas Gapševičius (LT/DE) the laboratory
will last one week including public lectures, expeditions and
collaborative intensive work focusing on theoretical and practical
production with interdisciplinary and critical approach. Expected
outcome of the Forensic Flâneur will be collection of (audio-visual or
verbatim) ideas dealing with non-sanctioned ruptures. At the end of the
laboratory exhibition with leading discussions will be scheduled.
The Migrating Art Academies laboratory in Kaunas is organized by
Institutio Media in collaboration with the Kaunas University of
Technology. Forensic Flâneur is supported by the Nordic Culture Point.
Application form and more information www.migaa.eu