Spongé invites you to two performances from two countries,
the action will take place at SHCH/ŠČ gallery (Teatro str., 7A) on 3rd of August from 10pm.
Baltic Analog Lab from Latvia and kinoMANUAL lab from Poland are coming to Vilnius on the occasion of Baltic-Nordic exchange series. We are glad to be the first lab, that hosts artists with uniting interest in working with analog motion picture production and present the upcoming performances night by introducing the two pieces.
''Milk Medium'' kinoManual /Maciej Bączyk, Aga Jarząb/ (PL)
A family project whose key element is the recording of words spoken by the artists’ daughter – Nina – while asleep. Collecting her subconscious utterances took three years. In that time, Nina lost her milk teeth, which after being bought from her by her parents served to create the visual part of the project. As a result, a multi-channel projection inspired by the Milky Way, milk teeth and Nina’s selected drawings was created. In the sound layer, the unconscious child’s voice mixes with the delicate electronic ambient and the audiosfera of the immediate home environment. The Milk Medium is a discreet, surreal, family documentary that took the form of an audiovisual concert. Its performers are also the protagonists of the story.
kinoMANUAL /Aga Jarząb, Maciek Bączyk/ (PL), born 1977 r., artistic duo associated with the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. Together, they create films and objects corresponding to the rich tradition of moving images, kinetic art and experimental cinema. Focused on activities in the field of media art, they mainly explore analogue techniques of image and sound production. They cooperate with international artists and institutions, including Filmverkstaden in Finland. Individual exhibitions: Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad, 2016, Galeria Entropia, Wrocław, 2018, The New Space Gallery, Vaasa, 2019; Collective exhibitions: Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo, 2017. Films kinoMANUAL won the third prize (ZKM Karlsruhe, 2016) as well as the second prize and the audience award (CeTA, Wrocław, 2018) during international festival of abstract films Punto y Raya.
''Expanded cinema'' Baltic Analog Lab / Ieva Balode, Inese Tīkmane, Michael Holland /(LV)
BAL members presents collective performance using multiple 16mm projectors and in various ways processed film. Baltic Analog Lab is a collective founded in 2016 in Riga uniting filmmakers and artists interested in analog film and photography, Baltic Analog Lab aims to produce, teach and inspire an audience by providing a space for creation, learning and teaching. High focus of the lab is education and collaboration; this is maintained by regular workshops led by BAL members and foreigner guests. It also includes film screenings and expanded cinema events. The main curatorial event of the lab is the experimental film festival ‘Process’, which occurs during March in Riga. There are other regular events organised by the lab, where a crucial emphasis is put on interdisciplinary collaboration between analog filmmakers, musicians, poets, dancers and other artists.
Moments of the performance from 2018 ,,Process'' festival in Riga