BALTIC PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL: Volume UP! Friday 8pm
LITHUANIAN ARTISTS: Vaida Tamoševiciutė, Goda Žukauskaite, Židrija Janušaite, Inga Galinyte
A new generation of artists, spectators, and performers in search of
their own mindset and safe social space.
Volume UP! is a creative source of energy, the road to understanding the
a generation that has the desire to change the balance of power through direct
intervention on reality - giving more importance to creation and participation.
Going deeper into subjects to find the common thread between performers and
spectators, they veered toward extremes to provoke themselves (and their audience) to
confront social norms by giving themselves over to mental and visual ways of
This is an ongoing reflection of a generation alarmed by the rise of a new puritan
social movement that sharply restricts the freedom of individuals.
Partners of the Festival:
Academia Gustaviana Society - ESTONIA.
Latvian Performance Art Center
Grafikas Kamera (The Chamber of Graphic Art)
Public enterprise Gallery „Meno Parkas“ LITHUANIA
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE (New York, USA)
Supported by Baltic Culture Fund
The organizer and curator of the festival is Al Paldrok
Curator of Lithuanian Week is Vaida Tamoševičiūtė.
Supported by the Baltic Culture Foundation.
The festival lasts until September 25.
Vaida Tamoševičiūtė is an artist, lecturer and independent curator working mainly in the field of performance art. In 2008 she graduated from the Kaunas faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts with a Master's degree.
The artist is represented by Meno Parkas Gallery.
“I am interdisciplinary & performance artist. My current study focuses on the phenomenon of empathy and its transformative quality that affects human beings by altering traumatic experiences into a source of imagination. In the periphery of my research, there are the elements of sleep and flow as the symbols of pause and motion as well as the ritualistic traits appearing in any type of coexistence including the never ending process of rapprochement and separation.”
Goda Žukauskaitė (1993) Contemporary dancer, performer, maker based in Amsterdam. Goda graduated from Amsterdam Academy of the Arts, Modern Theatre Dance department. She is currently dancing / performing in a few companies: “Kalpanarts” (NL), “Schweigman&” (NL), working with various independent artists and organizations around The Netherlands and Lithuania. godacome.com
Židrija Janušaitė is working in painting, installation, land art, video and performance, organizer of art events, active in Lithuanian and international art scene since 2007. Židrija’s work is defined by stillness: her performance opens up to an experience of intense meditative silence, which, being personal, is shared with whoever choses to enter the special timespace created by the performer. Her performances are mostly meditative, calming, mind relaxing. On another hand, this is how she creates the loop for particular and always individual comprehension, perception of viewer.
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Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid-career or established. Our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
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