By combining the elements of created texts, live action, and new media in their performance, artists Vaida Tamoševičiūtė and Arnis Aleinikovas invite to experience being together, to intervene in another person's reality and become a part of it for a moment.
How far can we be from each other while being close, and how close can we get to each other while being in physically different spaces? How do we understand closeness today and for what reasons it becomes more and more difficult for us to be open with each other?
Performance, research by Vaida Tamoševičiūtė and Arnis Aleinikovas
You are the source now (2023)
One dream is over (ODIO). In transition (2022)
At some point in our lives we need to decide where to draw the line in between "my past self" and "present self". It doesn't necessarily mean that the past stops existing, but it is more like a preparation or a suggestion to not to focus on what has happened, but to look at what it is now and where it is going. "One Dream Is Over (ODIO) In transition" - a hybrid performance, which is drawing the line from the time before to the time after. In the performance we are using documentary material found in the past two years (during the pandemic), mixing them with the audio confessions, minimal, ambient tones and the presence of digital and physical bodies.
Performance is focusing on the state of liminality— a state of transition between one stage and the next and audience is invited not only to see the performance, but also to tune with themselves in this present moment.
Performance created in collaboration with Japanese artist Sai Sai and presented in Kaunas Picture Gallery, 2022.
REST is an audiovisual installation and my first solo performance based on somatic movement and post-dance principles.
REST has started it's development in 2019 in Kaunas City Chamber theatre (Lithuania), where together with 8 actors and a dancer Viktorija Ambrazaitė we started working with somatic movement and cellular breathing. Then during the lockdown I tried to expand this practise and did a tryout in "WhatsApp" application, where two bodies from Japan and Czech Republic were meeting in a some-in-between-digital-space.
At the end of 2021 in Prague it was presented as a somatic movement performance and audiovisual installation, which consists of individual, documentary processes, the scientific approaches on perception, central nervous system, our skeletons and natural landscapes.
REST is a continual movement practise focusing on minimal, slow movement and cellular breathing*.
This practise in 2021 was applied for more than 200 teenagers in Lithuania and is aiming to expand.
*Cellular breathing is happening through a fluid medium (blood, lymphatic system and fascia). As the oxygen has been absorbed through the capillaries in the lungs goes through the bloodstream to be pumped by the heart. The arteries carry the rich oxygenated blood to the periphery where each cell helps in the absorption of oxygen and removal of waste matter, it is through the veins that deoxygenated blood returns to the heart ready to be purified by the next in breath.
Media, research & performance //// Arnis Aleinikovas
Movement supervisor //// Petra Hauerova
Support in installation //// Mara Ingea
Created in Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
ROOM IN 286/75
ROOM IN 286/75 is a solo, live streaming, durational performance. Its' starting point has personal roots - it was made to accompany self and others and to search for new ways to communicate in the COVID-19 pandemic that has started in 2020. It is a series of live streaming shows, which at the same time worked as a research on performing, non-performing, performing for a camera, and "dramaturgy for here and now".
Concept, idea, research, media / / / Arnis Aleinikovas
This is my entrance video for Academy of Performing Arts Prague.
The task was to get inspired from one of the 7 pictures that was presented from the Academy.
The one I've chosen will be shown at the end of the video. "//////O" focuses on the mechanisms of waiting and processes that are happening inside of us while in this state.
Idea, montage, performance / / / Arnis Aleinikovas