Open Studios in October 2016

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Photo by Serge Ecker
The Open Studios evening took place on 29th of October at VAA Nida Art Colony. Colony’s residents Serge Ecker (LU), Žilvinas Landzbergas (LT), Janina Warnk (DE) and Julie Laenkholm (DK) opened their studios doors.

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During the residency Serge Ecker (LU) focused on the natural landscape and its textures, their capture, reconstruction and representation through new technologies and translation through the digital to the post-digital.

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During his one-month residency, Žilvinas Landzbergas has focused on new creative discoveries. To produce his drawings and three-dimensional narratives, the artist has used illusion, distinctive comparison of details, combination of two-dimensional images and three-dimensional objects, as well as modelling of different light sources and dematerialisation of objects. Žilvinas Landzbergas has won the annual Neringa Municipality Grant this year.

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Janina Warnk (DE) continued to work on revisiting the subject of memory and memory manipulation explored in her forgotten document – a rediscovered old hard drive with 400 pages of text written by her in the subconsciousness of her 'coming of age.
 
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Julie Laenkholm (DK) worked on the exhibition "Smuggling Borders of the Bodily Line" at the Sodu 4 project space (Vilnius), and gave an artist talk at the Klaipeda Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts,. Laenkholm worked with the local women’s choir Smiltate, which performed a song in a two-channel video installation shown at the gallery. She collected 82 kg of chestnuts during her stay in Nida, which equals the body weight of a lover she can not have. The work was smuggled into the Sodu 4 exhibition space and placed there by a secret spy under the guise of Mr. Meduza. Laenkholm has contemplated the relationship between political borders in nature and the inside and outside borders of the body, as well as emotional commodities. At the opening she performed sutartines (Lithuanian polyphonic songs) with the witch and folk singer Dorotė Zdanaviciute.

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Photos by Julija Navarskaitė, Laurynas Skeisgiela, Serge Ecker