[rohrpost] Fwd: Invitation to Migrating Art Academies laboratory in Kaunas, Lithuania - March 27 – April 4, 2015

Mindaugas Gapševičius miga at o-o.lt
Mon Feb 16 13:55:40 CET 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 
laboratory -

Forensic Flâneur

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