Writing on walls – vandalism or art? Walls – private or ours? These kinds of questions are brought up by Italian theater company Ateliersi, which is interested in an unusual object – writings on the city walls. A team of musician, director and dramaturge arrived from Bologna to Vilnius and together with a Lithuanian actress Monika Poderytė researched Vilnius wall writings. While taking part in the Arts Printing House international residency program Print Art On Stage, artists made wall writings into poetry and presented it to the audience together with music. We talked with Ateliersi art director Andrea Mochi Sismondi about the results of their creative research.
Arts Printing House international residency program Print Art On Stage presents resident's from Italy "Ateliersi" work: Urban Spray Lexicon | On the Road towards Vilnius Walls Chapter
Urban Spray Lexicon is a dramaturgical and performative research of the writings that appear and disappear from the city walls. Ateliersi collects the writings from today annotating and photographing them, and rescues those from the past digging them up in books, reviews and private collections. From the collected material Ateliersi composes a new dramaturgy, storing them in the poems becomes a way of preserving the ephemeral.
Arts Printing House international residencie's program Print Art On Stage invites you to meet our current residents on March 4. Contemporary circus and visual theater troupe Kallo Collective from Finland presents a work in progress/open rehersal of Chameleon - their newest show that is set to premiere in Finland this spring in Helsinki circus festival.
On the 7-8th of October the Arts Printing House welcomes Creative Industries Conference Made in Japan’16. Japan-Baltic creative industries conference serves as an international platform in the Baltic region for discussion among creative industry influencers, artistic inspirados, intercultural and business professionals, designers, architects, media artists, and all, interested in international collaboration and expansion to Asia.
On September 8th Baltic – Nordic Circus Network and “Arts printing house” gathered press, circus professionals and policy makers from all around the Baltic – Nordic region to a seminar called “Baltic – Nordic region: impact of circus”. During the meeting Lotta Vaulo, Director of “CircusInfo” centre, introduced concept and main aims of Baltic – Nordic Circus Network, presented their field of work and stated that it is really important and efficient that every country represents diverse cultural background and different positions of circus in art society, because it gives a chance to see common issues from various points of view.
New circus weekend’16 will introduce not only spectacular performances but also other events, important for contemporary circus and other performing arts communities. On September 7th a meeting of Baltic – Nordic circus network will take place in the “Arts printing house”. This network unites fourteen organisations of contemporary circus art in Baltic Nordic region countries. The network seeks to strengthen collaboration of regions and to develop the field of circus art in the region of the Baltic Sea, by holding various workshops and meetings for artists and circus professionals. “Arts printings house” is the one and only representative of Lithuania in this network and will hold the first ever meeting in Lithuania.
International contemporary circus festival New Circus Weekend'16 presents a Circus education programme
Circus education programme is two weeks of creative laboratories and seminars for circus, dance, clownery and physical theatre professionals. Contamporary circus practicians from France, Italy and Germany will be sharing their experience and knowlage. All the seminars will be held in English.
The number of participants is limited and registration is required.
On the routes of Culture Night the Arts Printing House and the New Circus Weekend festival invite you to acknowlege the art of contemporary circus. The Circus Night programme contains a lot – from Lithuanian and foreign artists‘ performances to juggling lessons and acrobatic yoga.