The Merge: video story behind the project - Kauno Bienalė

The Merge: video story behind the project


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Joana BC (Portugal), Barbara Gryka (Poland) and Marija Nemčenko (Lithuania) this autumn were taking part in the “Magic Carpets” project “The Merge” in Kaunas. The main idea of the project is to unite and gather together the newly established Ukrainian community with the local citizens of Kaunas.

Artists were leading workshops for a whole month, as part of their artistic residencies in Kaunas, for a joint Lithuanian-Ukrainian group of students from two branches of “Herojus“ school. Together with the students, artists were exploring the architecture of different school buildings, creating their own future schools, recycling old materials by creating collages and costumes, and learning about the migratory nature of the hornbill plant.

Meet the artists!




Residency project at the EU Magic Carpets platform in Kaunas

Project curator: Brigita Bareikytė

Co-funded by European Union and Lithuanian Council for Culture

Partner Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022

Project partners: “Herojus” school, Ideias Emergentes, Wrocławski Instytut Kultury


See “The Merge” video

Video by Huru films, Marius Paplauskas