CAC and Radio Vilnius invite you to a one-day event exploring the environment through electricity. The event will take us to a future scenario, where humans, computing machines, and various hybrids share the space they inhabit. Senses are altered, and some are inextricably linked to computing devices. In this narrative, humans take responsibility to reshape social ties to avoid being controlled by corporations and machines.

Artists Mindaugas Gapševičius and Maria Safronova Wahlström’s new art project You and I, You and Me raises questions about the perception of the environment through electricity. During this participatory event, the audience will be invited to explore the environment by wearing jewellery, shoes, and headwear with integrated electronic interfaces.

Throughout the evening Radio Vilnius invites visitors to mingle in the withering Sapieha Palace surroundings with Pijus Džiugas Meižis, Kudirka and Simas Okas.

Radio Vilnius is a new independent community radio, filled with fresh shows, sounds and hosts. The station is quickly becoming the physical and virtual meeting point not only for artists, aspiring musicians or experienced producers but Vilnius residents and visitors alike. Have a listen at http://radiovilnius.live

This event is FREE, no registration is needed.

EVENT PROGRAMME:

18:00 – 20:00 on the second floor of the Sapieha Palace

You and I, You and Me participatory event and art installation by Mindaugas Gapševičius and Maria Safronova Wahlström

Radio Vilnius presents: Sapieha Palace courtyard

18:00 Pijus Džiugas Meižis

20:00 Kudirka

22:00 Simas Okas

The participatory event You and I, You and Me has been conceived in preparation for a full-scale exhibition planned at Biorama in Brandenburg and a workshop at Ars Electronica, 2021.

Mindaugas Gaševičius questions machine creativity without presuming that humans are the sole creative force. Maria Safronova Wahlström is interested in social myths and works with themes including collective behaviour and linguistic practices that signal our social belonging. In 2021, Maria was an artist in residence at SODAS2123, organised and supported by Nordic Culture Fund and Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association in partnership with Institutio Media.

Organised as part of the Baltic Triennial 14 education and community engagement programme.

Thanks to contributors: Ian Erik Stewart (neuroscience consultant), Helga Mogensen, Mantas Mizgiris and Simona Nakrošiūtė (jewellery), Leon Crayfish (shoe design), Mindaugas Miselis and Alexander Selifonov (electronics), Bon Alog (photography and video), Antanas Skučas (programing), Antanas Gerlikas (installation), Živilė Etevičiūtė, Tadas Šarūnas, and Johanna Glaza (models), Jonas Balsevičius, Marijonas Račkauskas, Karolina Valentaitė, Roberta Alksnytė, Gabija Augustinavičiūtė, Eglė Skinderytė, Kamilė Laurinavičiūtė, Grėtė Ona Tvarkūnaitė, Vilma Suchockienė, Solveiga Stankevičiūtė, Ona Ringaitytė

The event is part of the future exhibition with Biorama Projekt (Brandenburg) in collaboration with Institutio Media and Ars Electronica 2021 (Linz).

 

Event organisers: Contemporary Art Centre and Radio Vilnius

Sponsors: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Nordic Council of Ministers

Partners: Empty Brain Resort, Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association, Ars Electronica

Thanks for the support of Autarkia and Vilniaus Philosophy Club.