Contemporary Art Center (CAC), 22nd of June, 9pm, Lithuania, Vilnius
While Art Pit is successfully expanding in London and preparing for some international projects, its’ team also keeps on organizing various contemporary art events in Eastern Europe. On coming friday we will start new series of events in Contemporary Art Center (CAC) in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Level B is series of summer events dedicated to the concept of basement, b-movie and underground art. We will focus on audio-visual psychedelia, performance art and other curiosities and experiments. Three events will take place on 22nd of June, 5th of July and 14th of August. More information about the programme and possibilities to take part further in this post.
Rose Staff (Australia) – audiovisual performance
An Australian artist, known as VJ Radiance, is now residing in Polymer Culture Factory in Tallinn; she will present a performance/video installation Memento Mori which will analyse the possibilities of defining surfaces of architectural objects via video; these surfaces will be incorporated in the work as mediums to project the video on.
The work uses video sequences made of photomontage – collage-like stop motion animations. Memento Mori is an attempt to mix and establish new contexts for religious and cultural iconography depicting death.
Zaizras x Kudirka “Mėsmalė” (Lithuania, Vilnius) – noisyvisual performance
What is “Mėsmalė“ (Lithuanian „mincer“)?
Ž: it’s an audiovisual, polyphonic…
D: polymeaty, polycreapy, polysexy, polypiggy…
Ž: polymontage, polyrandom…
Ž: polysausage. Let us not fear for this word.
Harry Hummer (the Netherlands/Estonia)
Harry Hummer (also known as Harry Hamster), one of the projects of Renzo van Steenbergen from the Netherlands, started out as a coincidence. Since 2001, this artist has been a member of Feedbacksociety, the founder and programmer of Seveninchrecordings and Seveninchprojects, a member of such musical phenomena like Noizbleed, Johnny Locash and Sonozon. At the moment, he is based in Estonia and working as a composer for one of the theatres in Tallinn.
Arma and 4 girls „Nelaboji madmuazel“ (Jonava, Lithuania) – absurd operetta
Boredom, stagnation, fits of pointless anger, the fight with the invisible, the white insanity, perverted view, ripped up sound, scattered spaces, troubled consciousness.
These and other keywords speak of nothing, of nonsense that is not worth for your attention, that is left behind attention, and yet that persistently wants to exist.
Arma is curator of contemporary art events, zine publisher since 1998, protector of avant-garde music, establisher of Agharta and Perineum (rip) periodicals, project manager of Homo Ludens club in Jonava and a lover of outsider art.
Pichismo (Kaunas, Lithuania) – performance in a fictional language
PICHISMO is one of the oldest underground projects in Lithuania, famous for introducing fictional languages (conlangs) to the world’s extreme music stage. The project was born in 1993 in a small town of Ciurupinsk in the south of Ukraine. The first studio album was recorded in October 1993 and gave birth to a new musical style – esperantocore. Tens of famous musicians from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Latvia and Lithuania have since played in the loge, using various fictional languages, among which was volapuk, klingon, toki pona, etc. PICHISMO’s discography amounts to 50 releases from punk to harsh noise. Today it’s a project of a single man, the irreplaceable leader Gleb Maltsev.
Shaltmira (Vilnius, Lithuania) – performance
Shaltmira is an underground graphic artist, a promoter of body art, a comic artist, a publisher of “Excessive Voyeurism” and “Red, Sore & Itchy” zines. It has not been long since she has started doing performances yet they have already been presented not only in Lithuania, but also in the Netherlands. Shaltmira will perform her latest work „THE LAST WORD OF A MAN“.
Ingra Miler (Vilnius) – audiovisual performance
Ingra Miler is an artist of the young generation. She creates audiovisual performances and installations, organises social actions and models ceramic objects. In Level B, she will present her audiovisual performance project PER↵.FORM.
PER↵.FORM speaks about images, forms and making of fetishism. “We are going via form. We are changing the atmosphere.” Music compositions created especially for the event and live video broadcasts will chill those present with their dose of sarcasm and irony.
DJ Outsider (breakcore)
If you are interested in taking part in one of the upcoming Level B events or would like to get a ticket for one, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Level B is organized in partnership with independent label Agharta.
Level B event on Facebook here.