Open Studios in August 2016

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Project by Carla Castiajo (PT-EE)
 
Open Studios in August 2016. Residents participating: Carla Castiajo (PT-EE), Kati Karki (FI/UK), Ariane Koek (UK), Jana Barthel (DE) and Jay Gard (DE), Magda Buczek (PL), Nida A-I-R team and participants of Nida Doctoral School. Photos by Julija Navarskaitė.
 
Carla Castiajo (PT/EE) has started two site-specific projects during the first month of her residency at Nida Art Colony. She wanted to create a nest for birds using human hair, and placed it at the colony of herons and cormorants near Juodkrantė.
 
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Another project concerns the Nida ethnographic cemetery; for this one she plans to leave a mark of her body and cover this form with soil, which will eventually become overgrown with moss.

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Magda Buczek (PL) investigated the relation between human and plants. How do we interfere with the silent world of flora? After all, the soil that the plants emerge from is the substance of our past – metaphorically and physically it belongs to our ancestors. She is tracing these issues with experimental light, saturation and inversion in photography and performative research in the field of language. “What I wanted to produce was a gothic romance, then it turned into cyberpunk gothic, curving into white trash cyber punk gothic romance for now”, - she claimed.

Magda Buczek’s residency is organized in cooperation with Culture.pl and A-I-R Laboratory, CCA Ujazdowski Castle.

 

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 08A2136-001  During the residency Ariane Koek (UK) focused on developing and writing the concept for upcoming arts/science exhibition in Sweden in 2018. She also wrote the first draft of her 5000 word essay commissioned by the Interdisciplinary Science Journal reflecting on initiating, designing and directing the arts programme at CERN 2009‒2015 due for publication September 2017. She also delivered a lecture “The culture of collisions: why the arts and science collide@CERN” to participants of Nida Doctoral School. 

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Kati Kärki (FI/UK) took part part in Nida Doctoral School as well as initiated a workshop of collective writing with topics inspired by fellow residents such as love, work and hobbies.

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Jana Barthel (DE) worked on a series of drawings and created the book “Doing the human thing (Nida)” about men/women, trees and death.

During the one-month residency Jay Gard (DE) created different small scale objects, which he will use as models for future exhibitions.

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