Kestutis Kuizinas & Raimundas Malasauskas
Live: situations, performances, transmissions, seminars by
16 Beaver Street Group, Kate Armstrong, Otto Berchem, Bik Van der Pol, Daniel Bozhkov, Bureau of Inverse Technology, Club Mikshys, Phil Collins, Jose Cruz, Rainer Ganahl, Hope Ginsburg, Kristina Inciuraite, Natalie Jeremijenko, Matthew Keegan, Jouke Kleerebezem, Will Kwan, Matthieu Laurette, Pia Lindman, M&M Proyectos, Jesus Cruz Negron, Parlour Projects, Radical Software Group / Edas Telycenas, Arturas Raila, Martha Rosler, Beatriz Santiago, Trebor Scholz, Tino Sehgal, Chemi Rosado Seijo, Hanno Soans, Temporary Services, Valie Export Society
Screens and projections by
Sonia Abian, Derrick Adams, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Sven Augustijnen, Anita Di Bianco, Pierre Bismuth, Michael Blum, Francois Bucher, Karin Campbell, Forcefield with Happy Banana, Johan Grimonprez, Leon Grodski, Arunas Gudaitis, Tehching Hsieh, Emily Jacir, Iratxe Jaio, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Isaac Julien, Jesal Kapadia, M&M Proyectos, Gintaras Makarevicius, Dave McKenzie, Jonas Mekas, John Menick, Aleksandra Mir, Muntadas & Marshal Reece, Laurel Nakadate, Hayley Newman, Jeanine Oleson, Laura Parnes, Jenny Perlin, Cesare Pietroiusti, Adrian Piper, Radioshow, Reverend Billy, Emily Roysdon, Jayce Salloum & Elia Suleiman, Eran Schaerf & Eva Meyer, Wael Shawky, Sean Snyder, Javier Tellez, Tepeyac, Valerie Tevere, Moira Tierney, Alex Villar, Andy Warhol
Documents, installations, databases by
Rich Aldrich, Melissa Brown, Mariana Deball, Stephanie Diamond, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Hristina Ivanoska / Yane Calovski, Patrick Killoran, Jeroen Kooijmans, Dainius Liskevicius, Jonathan Monk, Nomads & Residents, Michael Rakowitz, Lisi & Kenny Raskin, Karin Sander, Igor Savchenko, Alma Skersyte, Sandra Straukaite, Mario Garcia Torres, Oscar Tuazon, Roger Welch, Judi Werthein, Carey Young, Inga Zimprich
Some notes for the drifting concept:
The programme (or vision) of the project is under constant upgrade, which is open. There is a hope that it will remain as such after the actual 24/7 exhibition at the CAC Vilnius is technically over. The project is conceived as an interface for different orders, rules and disorders to interact together, drifting across with no central theme or principle attached. Yet all the concerns involved are life-minded. There is never enough of diversity.
24 / 7
Twenty – four hours seven days a week: this is the way the grocery store or the surveillance camera on the corner of the street works, this is how life sustaining (-ed) art practice functions in order to keep the survival. This is how the 24/7 project is intended to develop: to interact with myriads of flows and actions happening simultaneously, a continuous inventions of new ways of living and difference-friendly environments, rapid merge of identities and constant struggle which introduces new mutations into urban evolution (- things that happen all the time, but are noticed occasionally.) Or to put it into other words this is where the linking effort focused:
Individual and collective techniques and strategies of living / survival / resistance to the power structures;
Art as an instrument: learning, communicating, experiencing, living;
Communal activities and ways of living / creating together via hi-tech technologies as well as low-key actions;
Chance and programmed encounters;
Artist as a self-media outside of academic and institutional legitimating;
Mapping the invisible flows of exchanges and objects;
Simultaneities, synchronicities and complexities;
Customised strategies and devices to inhabit public space.
New York City
This was the starting point of the project – to show the contemporary art scene of New York City in Vilnius. However following Edvar Soja‘s example of Amsterdam with a global migration in mind makes us think that one can be a part of NYC art scene even if one has never encountered the USA immigration office yet. On the other hand, being a part of the New York art scene does not mean that one is a part of the local art market. But let‘s consider these as nuances.
Besides 200 languages being spoken here and the extremes of life NYC is still the main meeting point, media capital and the most loaded networking tool in the world. That‘s how we decided to approach it.
Drifting across NYC, travelling via customised channels of communication, entering various networks and communities here, and exiting them somewhere else, maybe another part of the world. It is as if you take a train, which runs on the D track and takes a route of F train in NYC underground. There are many points of transfer and entering another story or a zone. To put it in other words this is where the linking effort is focused:
Remote collaborations; connecting as an artistic practice;
Communicative and informational drift; hijacking the media, alternative and parallel ways of communication;
Self-publishing: web log culture;
Trans- cultural slips and rides;
Fluid identities and transpersonal realities;
Recycling and remixing culture;
City on the slip or city in sleep? The name of the city in Lithuanian language refers to the notion of the wave, yet the Neris river didn‘t reach the vastness of the Pearl River, so it could drive along the mega urban zones.
Vilnius, the capital of one of the former Soviet Union republics, is an open field for liberal democracy to interact with the heritage of Communist planning. Yet before the major investments of global capital has reached the city, a bronze monument for anarchomposer Frank Zappa stood up in one of the squares as a homage for anarchy which never sleeps.
24/7 is intended to intensify and condense the diversity of information in Vilnius, however it is not about Vilnius – New York exchange: the two cities are just two points of transfer.
Matthieu Laurette DÉJÀ VU – 6th International Look Alike Convention
Project by Arturas Raila with the participation of a rock band FISHER
Screening of ‘August‘ – a film by Avi Mograbi (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
Unannounced presentations: Beatriz Santiago, Vilma Sileikiene and Kristina Inciuraite (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
First International Lunch Summit (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
Tuesday Reading Group: Agamben’s HOMO SACER (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
Screenings of M* OF BETHLEHEM by Ayreen Anastas and MOVEMENTS by Rene Gabri (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
Screening of Pier Paolo Pasolini‘s SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM
with a live comment by Rytis Juodeika (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
KIND TEAMS & TEAM KINDS: A three-day symposium on the topic of collaboration (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
PASS IT ON
Bik van Der Pol. SLEEP WITH ME
Presentation of a book LOOKING FOR MR.FLUXUS: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GEORGE MACIUNAS
Presentation/discussion on the topic of collaboration (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
Screening of Jayce Salloum & Walid Ra’ad’s UP TO THE SOUTH (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
FOURTH SIDE OF A DOLLAR (slide talk): Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri visit the photographs of Raimundas Malasauskas (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
COUNTER/CARTOGRAPHY EXCURSION (initiated by the 16Beaver Group)
TRANSFERENCE: Video program about the mediated emotion (curated by Jeanine Oleson)
Screenings of WHITE BALANCE (TO THINK IS TO FORGET DIFFERENCES) by Francois Bucher, 2002 and A TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY REVOLUTION by Iratxe Jaio, 2003
The first screening of the FIRST INTERNATIONAL VILNIUS GAY, LESBIAN, TRANSSEXUAL AND QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (initiated by Dean Daderko)
Tino Sehgal: TWENTIETH CENTURY
Martha Rosler: VIDEO/ART/POLITICS: SEMINARS AND READINGS