Art residency in Nida Art Colony in Lithuania curated by Petra Koehle and Federica Martini. Through meetings and discussions artists were encouraged to create projects that reflected on the notion of time and local ecosystem of Kuronian Spit. The residency culminated in a group exhibition Taking Time in Academy Gallery in Vilnius from 11th till 15th of December, 2012.

'Taking Time was a remarkable exhibition in the sense that artists showed their unfinished projects and opened them up for discussion and criticism. This put the critic into an unusual position - one does not just have to criticise the final artwork, but also gets a chance to discuss in what direction it should develop.' NAC Log 4, p. 89

During the three month residency stay I created various projects and works in progress. Publication Nida Book of Unrealised Projects, installations Seaside Bar, Blue Tape Notes and Surface or on Darkness, and a short video mockumentary entitled Who Killed the Wild Pigs?.

Performative event 'In Our Own Words'
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Seaside Bar, 2012

Technique: Installation, bottles, shot glasses with printed photographs of bottles found on the Nida beach

The sea can give you anything and take away all. But this time it is a feast. It is a banquet on the waves, a drunken dance on the surface of water. It's a bacchanal celebration of life. All the sailors who drank in these stormy waters are here with us. They died happy, with a smile on their tired faces. Toast to them. bar1.jpg bar2.jpg bar3.jpg notes text.jpg Tape Notes_3.jpg Tape Notes_4.jpg Tape Notes_2.jpg Tape Notes_1.jpg shot 1.jpg shot 2.jpg shot 4.jpg shot 3.jpg