This year, Kaunas Biennial, implementing an international platform project MagiC Carpets, together with the local artists initiated five interdisciplinary projects which involved different communities of Kaunas city and district.
The project by the actress Edita Niciūtė and Arnis Aleinikovas “Eiliuoti Šilainių kiemai” (Poetry in the Yards of Šilainiai). Project invited the people of Šilainiai area to share their own poetry. The texts were read by the authors together with the professional actors.
Creative movement laboratory with the persons with disabilities center “Korys” community. Project by the dancers Mantas Stabačinskas and Vasara Visockaitė. The aim of the project is to develop the creativity of people with disabilities through artistic movement practices, to involve them in active processes.
The Tales of Kaunas – project by Lukas Valiauga, Justas Motuzas, Inga Galvanauskaitė and Eglė Valadkevičiūtė. An interdisciplinary project which aims to re-evaluate the work of the little-known 20th century writer Julius Kaupas and with the help of augmented reality bring his fictional character Dr. Kripštukas to life while creating an interactive city experience.
The artist, ceramicist Ieva Bertašiūtė-Grosbaha presents a project ROKIS – a performative display of a clay sculpture and stop-motion animated film, about the fictional character “Rokis”, created together with the Rokai community in Kaunas.
Artists Karolina Latvytė-Bibiano and Judita Ragauskaitė present the project about traditional Lithuanian baths known as “pirtis” – Audio pirtis (eng. Audio Bath). During the project, together with the local community of bath enthusiasts, artists join the ceremony where the sounds are recorded to reveal the true spirit of the Lithuanian bath. “Audio Bath” will tell the stories, traditions and spread some magic.
More on www.audiopirtis.lt and the poscast “Žiauriai gerai”.
For more magic trips across Europe please see the official MagiC Carpets site on www.magiccarpets.eu