Interformat Symposium

Reinventing Interdisciplinarity 3rd-6th MAY 2011, Vilnius/Nida

Curators: Vytautas Michelkevičius, Jodi Rose, Mindaugas Gapševičius


Extended Programme & Participants Bios



TRACES AIR open studios (video)

TRACES - Transcultural Research Artist Curator Exchange SeriesWelcome to the non-stop event shifting from performance to lecture to basketball game to sauna broadcast to performative discussion to artists guided site/sight/seeing to discursive dinner to role play to interactive buffet to screening to imaginary cartography to workshop to tea ritual to slow reading to sonic massage to knowledge sharing to book launch to critical sauna to guided orientation to conceptual sentiments.

Nida is known as a charming resort on the Baltic Sea coast – our intention is to rebrand it as a site for reinvention of interdisciplinarity between art & research & science.

The symposium is hosting 40 artists, curators, researchers and practitioners to reinvent the format of presenting and sharing art, knowledge and experience. One of the key features of contemporary culture is the changing role of the artist, who sometimes assumes the role of a researcher and curator, and vice versa. Where are the borders of these roles? How could a serious researcher and theorist do a performance, and how could a playful artist do serious research and theorize?

Symposium is part of the project, organized together with Transcultures (Mons, BE) and IRZU (Ljubljana, Slovenia). TRACES is supported by European Commission (DG EAC- Programme Culture 2007-2013), Pro Helvetia (Swiss Arts Council), Lithuanian Culture Support Foundation.


Culture Programme Pro Helvetia






Culture Support Foundation