Nida A-I-R in June 2015

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Danius Kesminas, Jeannine Han, Christiane Huetter and Vytautas Volbekas.
Photo by Linas Ramanauskas

New summer new residents at Nida A-I-R. Please welcome and nice meeting You: Danius Kesminas, Christiane Huetter, Jeannine Han and Vytautas Volbekas.



Danius Kesminas is an artist from Melbourne, Australia. Recently he's been spending a lot of time in Indonesia as a founding member of the "mystic-punk" art-music collective "Punkasila". Danius is a visual artist, musician, and performer. His ongoing art, music, and sociological projects, "Slave Pianos", "Pipeline to Oblivion", "Punkasila", and "The Histrionics", conflate "high" and "low" idioms to explore the connections and interrelations between art and daily life.

Berlin based artist Christiane Hütter observes and creates social fiction phenomena. In her individual work (here you can link the blog she tends to create interactive (long-term) performances, often paradox interventions. Also she works as a skriptwriter. Since 2010 she is a member of the art collective "Invisible Playground" who develop games and playful experiences for adults and architecture in public and private physical spaces.
In Nida, Christiane will create a game that will be tested in the Thomas Mann Festival this July. Christiane resides in Nida under the auspices of the cultural cooperation program between Nida Art Colony and the Goethe Institut Lithuania.

Jeannine Han is an artist from New York. In her artistic practices she works mainly with textiles, film and music. The artist seeks to combine art, design, research and education. She creates clothing, textiles, sculptures and objects, which can become part of the set design for her film. Han’s 16mm films has the characteristic structure of the soap opera, which is filled with the original Han created scenography, absurd dialogues and film actors, appearing as well as film heroes or just a part of film scenography.
In Nida Jeannine will continue to work on one of her ongoing film projects.

After graduating graphic design faculty at Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy Vytautas Volbekas moved from Amsterdam to Vilnius. Graphic design is one of many artistic practices fields of Vytautas. He is publications, websites, exhibitions, cocktail designer and also installation artist and film-maker.
In Nida artist continues to cooperate with the Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre and works on the graphic design concept development for the XII Baltic Triennial. Vytautas Volbekas is the first resident of the CAC and NAC cooperation programme in 2015.