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SERVICE: performance program

June 18/14:00 - 20:00

Kaunas Artists’ House (KAH) in collaboration with Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) and curator Lesia Kulchynska invites you to the performance programme Service. Experience a multitude of unique “services” on 18 June at Kaunas Artists’ House.

✨ Service functions as a platform for participants to offer an unusual service to the general public in the form of a performative action in exchange for money, something material or immaterial, something symbolic, another kind of exchange, or just for free. In this context, the understanding of “service” represents an intention to go beyond the logic of the market service industry and invite participants to reinterpret and appropriate the idea of “service”. Instead of simply providing goods to others, participants are invited to design the process of exchange in their own specific way.

Participating artists and practitioners :

☄️ Vaidas Bartušas ‘Vocal Yoga’
☄️ JL Murtaugh ‘The Bureau’
☄️ Dasha Chechushkova ‘Co-being With Tree’
☄️ Gabrielė Černiavskaja ‘Un-spaced’
☄️ Anton Karyuk ‘Personal Flag’
☄️ Borys Kashapov ‘Painting on Nails’
☄️ Mila Kostiana ‘Roots’
☄️ Natasha Kushnir ‘Chain Reaction’
☄️ Dovilė Lapinskaitė ‘Dreamcatcher’
☄️ Lithuanian Queer Archive / išgirsti: Guided Tours of the Queer Archive
☄️ Lisa Lurati & Noah Sartori ‘Message Delivery’
☄️ Ieva Maslinskaitė & Bødvar Hole ‘Laboratory of Deep Play’
☄️ Martyna Meškauskaitė ‘Move Booth’
☄️ Saulė Noreikaitė ‘Face Up’
☄️ Kseniia Shcherbakova ‘Raiskii Raiii/Paradise Heaven’
☄️ Olena Siyatovska ‘Reading Before Going to Sleep’
☄️ Erik Vojevodin ‘Walking for a Better World’

Service was conceived by curator Lesia Kulchynska, and initiated in 2021 in collaboration with the Goethe Institute in Kyiv. Service is the first project in a programme of performances, which will take place in 2022 in Kaunas, Nida, and Vilnius.

The programme is an adoption of an annual event at Kaunas Artists’ House, a celebration of Art’s Birthday usually held on 17 January in memory of Fluxus artist Robert Filliou.

Curated by Edvinas Grinkevičius (KAH), Egija Inzule (NAC) and Lesia Kulchynska.

The performance programme at KAH and NAC is co-funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.