Body Starting to Change is a conversation on music between two artists. When in 1960s despite the official ban foreign radio stations gained in availability within USSR, the newscasts and political comments broadcasted by them became an important part of alternative education. Musical programmes were of no less or perhaps of even more importance as they exposed the vitality of youth culture (or subculture) behind the Iron Curtain. Deimantas Narkevičius shares his musical experiences with Elena Narbutaitė, starting with this period of ‘catching waves’ and continuing until 1993, when the introduction to the London music scene became the turning-point (sooner or later experienced by many) in the artist’s relationship to the changing urban culture. The publication includes watercolours by Elena Narbutaitė, the reproduction of the cover of Satori, an album by Flower Travellin’ Band, stills from July 20, 2015, the (then) new film by Deimantas Narkevičius, and graphics by Mark Geffriaud.
Published as part of the XII Baltic Triennial.
Elena Narbutaitė, Deimantas Narkevičius
Publisher: Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2015
28 pages, colour illustrations