In 2010 Miglė Nainytė and Austė Kuliešiūtė created spaces for a community of interdisciplinary artists I.M.O.A. (international movement of experimental art). The residence is situated in one complex of a timber factory in Klaipėda, Lithuania. The forgotten space is being refreshed by artists’ effort and initiative. Abandoned building or a space of the communication was the base of this project. The main idea was to create a link between various spaces — a park, studios, galleries, an info lab, inner yards, scenes, and cafe. The search for the contact between the users of those spaces was very important as well.
A dark and empty transit space was converted into a bright coat-room and filled with a dense rhythm of ropes. From this room, you go into a low ceiling gallery/media space with a net of columns and a base of ovens that were left behind. During the events, you can go from the gallery/media space into a little inner yard, which is limited by a little bar. It’s a shaft with a chimney or a narrow, long interactive space with a circulation of natural air. The walls were covered with lavans. If visitor would like to get to the café, which is on the roof of the park, he has to go up a narrow helical type staircase (a space for art installations). The café is created by a carriage principle. It is strengthened by a dense rhythm of windows and the volume, which breaks into segments, projected in the space. The info lab is an informational center, which is composed by the idea of a volume within a volume. It is visited to get information about all of these spaces.