Call for creators to submit applications: VERPĖJOS‘ CREATIVE PASTURES

Call for creators to submit applications: VERPĖJOS‘ CREATIVE PASTURES

Verpėjos (The Spinners) is inviting creators from different fields to an artistic residency in the Varėna area (South Lithuania) from July to October 2022. Verpėjos‘ residency is designed to focus on the slow process of artistic research and the long-term value for the participating creators and audience. At the end of the residency, artists are…

How difficulties in life are often born into musical compositions. An interview with Agota Zdanavičiūtė

How difficulties in life are often born into musical compositions. An interview with Agota Zdanavičiūtė

Viktorija Damerell interview with artist, musician, “Lavkė. Slow and sandy expedition” residency participant, Agota Zdanavičiūtė. Tell us about yourself. What art do you do? I mainly work with music. Now I am writing songs based on poems by Vladas Braziūnas and Stasė Lygutaitė Bucevičienė. This year I am releasing an album of songs based on the stories…

Project “Lavkė. Slow and sandy expedition” presentation at SODAS 2123 cultural complex 

Project “Lavkė. Slow and sandy expedition” presentation at SODAS 2123 cultural complex 

On 7 December 2021, at 18:00, the art initiative Verpėjos, together with the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association and SODAS 2123 cultural complex invites you to the presentation of the project “Lavkė. Slow and sandy expedition” at the cultural complex SODAS 2123 (Vitebsko g. 23, Vilnius). The presentation will be attended by the expedition participants who lived in…

Interview with Gabrielė Vetkinaitė

Interview with Gabrielė Vetkinaitė

Viktorija Damerell interview with artist, “Lavkė. Slow and sandy expedition” participant, Gabrielė Vetkinaitė At the beginning of autumn, you took part in the Lavkė project. Had you visited Dzukija prior to that? I have visited several times the larger cities, but I definitely hadn’t seen the ethnographic villages of Dzūkija, such as Musteika.  You have lived in…

Interview with Andrej Polukord

Interview with Andrej Polukord

“Maybe all architectural masterpieces were born not where we think, but in small, cosy villages,” says the artist Andrej Polukord, participant of the “Lavkė. Slow and sandy expedition” residency. Viktorija Damerell interviews him. How did you decide to participate in the Lavkė residency?I saw that everything will be taking place in a forest and that…

Residents of October: Živilė Lukšytė

Residents of October: Živilė Lukšytė

Živilė Lukšytė graduated product design bachelor studies at Vilnius Art Academy. In the design master studies she continued her research about food experiences while analyzing and interpreting festive food traditions. The artist initiated design studio Less Table with her former teacher Julija Mazūrienė. Less Table is a space for food related practices and research, such as sustainable city and nature, continuation…

Katrina Niebergal and Bergur Anderson

Katrina Niebergal and Bergur Anderson

The autumn begins with new artists at Verpėjos residency – Katrina Niebergal and Bergur Anderson. Katrina Niebergal is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her practice is centrally concerned with feeling — with what feeling feels like; its states of being and behaviors; its channels of arrival and transmission; its storage; and…

Dovilė Bagdonaitė about Lavkė

Dovilė Bagdonaitė about Lavkė

“Lavkė. Slow and sandy expedition” I’ve come to the village of Kabeliai. I’m living in what was once a school. After a grand renovation it was turned into a multifunctional community centre, which, after five years, also ceased to function. The locals will later be happy to see that art residents now live here, because…