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LUCIDITY in a contemporary art exhibition MAGIC CARPETS


This exhibition presents the results of the main activity of the Creative Europe “Magic Carpets” platform - emerging artists’ residencies.

The main focus of the exhibition is to reflect on the ‘people-space’ relationship: on space’s influence on people and people’s influence on space.

The residencies that were implemented in Kaunas and other European cities, including Wroclaw, Rome and Guimaraes in 2022 and 2023 will be represented. The exhibition examines various approaches to creative placemaking practices and involvement of the local communities.

The artworks, created using collaborative and co-creative art practices, take the viewer on a journey through different spaces and experiences in hope that the threads of “Magic Carpets” will connect European cities and people, and invite you to discover what we have in common rather than what sets us apart.

Participating artists: Arnis Aleinikovas, Joana BC, Adrian Carlo Bibiano, Barbara Gryka and Agata Konarska, Yulia Krivich, Marija Nemčenko, Indrė Spitrytė, Berta Tilmantaitė and Sunny Nwume, Dan Vezentan.

Co-curators: Neringa Kulik and Brigita Bareikytė

Architects: Saulius Valius, Vilma Bražiūnaitė

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Performance video "Not enough tears" in Helsinki performance video art festival


Performative video 𝔫𝔬𝔱 𝔢𝔫𝔬𝔲𝔤𝔥 𝔱𝔢𝔞𝔯𝔰 was selected and was screening in Helsinki! The first festival of video performance art in Sauna Gallery (Pulttitie 17, Helsinki, Finland), curated by Josef Ka was opened 9th September. 

Performance video “Not enough tears” created by Arnis Aleinikovas in Prague in 2021, reflects on the topic of separation and the state of being uncertain. Mixing different media elements, Arnis is capturing a moment of a person going through change both refusing inoperative patterns and accepting slightly new reality, with water in different forms playing a key role.

SINUO was playing in LRT OPUS radio show "MIKSTŪRA"

In the LRT OPUS show "Mikstūra", the young interdisciplinary artist Arnis Aleinikovas (SINUO). 


During the two hours of the show, on-air guest brings a new edit of WhaleSounds' "Tyliau Ramiau". Interviews, the creative process and a broader look at the work of the guest of the show directly from the studio.


Radio show lead by Ignas Klejus and Gytis Judys.

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Theatre performance JAUTRA (SENSITIVITY) in Kaunas Theatre festival "Išeities taškas"


Performative theatre production JAUTRA (SENSITIVITY) was created together with the Vytautas Magnus University BA "Theatre and dance pedagogy" students and it premiered June 12, 2023.

Performers had started building it from an individual research on the topic they were interested in at that given moment. This is why the performance is crossing such topics as burn-out, social image, fear, existentialism, mistrust, pain, connection with self and others. 

Dramaturgically, JAUTRA is supported with the texts from A. Aleinikovas play "Lack". It is like a letter to oneself, which in the eyes of the observer turns into an impulse for a dialogue, on topics relevant to a modern young person.

Read the research papers (in Lithuanian) HERE

Performers Saulė Zokaitytė, Greta Balčiūnaitė, Livija Andruškevičiūtė, Ignė Birškutė, Gabrielė Bartkutė, Lukas Gineika, Matas Bugorevičius, Eva Kisieliūtė, Karolina Jablonskytė.

Director Arnis Aleinikovas

Photographer Gabrielius Laurinaitis

Producer  VMU theatre
Co-producer NGO „Teatras Mens Publica“
Supported by VMU Academy of Education

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