April 7th, 2013

links to projects

ZOOETICS
2014-present
a research project that explores new ways to engage human knowledge – scientific methods and the infrastructure of institutions – and research with other forms of life, and to imagine designs, prototypes and interfaces for future interspecies ecologies.
http://www.zooetics.net/


RIVER RUNS

2012
a river laboratory/playground that explores how river (and water) as a public good operates to define our sense of belonging on an individual and collective scale.
http://www.vilma.cc/river/


HUSBY CHANNEL

2012
a workshop in networked cultures and participatory media to investigate democratic games in connection to citizenship, participation and urban development.
http://www.vilma.cc/husby


UTO-PIA

2011
a research project that works with experimental media and communication techniques to map heterotopias – spaces that are remote and simultaneously next to us.
http://www.vilma.cc/uto-pia


DISOBEDIENCE ARCHIVE. BOSTON CHAPTER

2011
a research and  installation of Boston Chapter – an ongoing video archive of practices in art and activism co-curated with Marco Scotini.
http://disobedience.mit.edu/


SPLIT NIK

2010-2011
a media navigator and viewing device that looks back and forward at the same time, and investigates negotiations between two ideologies with the attempt to study forms of critique in writing, media and design.
http://www.vilma.cc/splitnik


GVS: GUGGENHIEM VISIBILITY STUDY

2008-2010
a project by the experimental pedagogy group conducting case studies, field trips, documentation and archive to research and underprop the planned Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Vilnius.
http://www.vilma.cc/2G/


VILLA LITUANIA

2007
a study of the mechanisms constructing the last occupied  territory (of Lithuania) through a set of events featuring pigeon race, development of pavilion architecture, and recycling of political encounters. Project commissioned for Lithuanian pavilion at 52nd Biennale di Venezia 2007
http://villalituania.lt


PRO-TEST LAB

2005
a space and archive of various protest forms against the corporate privatization of public space; and a case study of destruction of Lietuva – a cinema theater – the largest pavilion type building of soviet modernist architecture in Lithuania.
http://nugu.lt/dossier/index.php?mid=220


PRO-TEST LAB ARCHIVE

2005 – ongoing
an archive of available forms of protest against the privatization of public space: actions, video performances, fashion collection, posters, props, installations.
http://nugu.lt/dossier/index.php?mid=270


DRUZBA

2003
[friendship], a project that is build as reading device of a psycho-geography of the oil network (Druzba – the biggest oil pipeline build by soviets) to study the flows and energies produced through disintegrating infrastructure of power.
http://nugu.lt/dossier/index.php?mid=224


RUTA REMAKE

2002 – 2010
a project (and instrument) that navigates through a study of social construction of the women voice, weaving layers of gender, technology, performance and fashion.
http://nugu.lt/dossier/index.php?mid=219


TRANSACTION

2000 – 2004
a project that traces a script of the victim through the history of media; inviting institution of psychiatrists, film and women intellectuals into a triangulating dialogue.
http://nugu.lt/dossier/index.php?mid=218
http://www.transaction.lt/


KARAOKE

2001
the performance of karaoke of ABBA` “Money Money Money”.
http://nugu.lt/dossier/index.php?mid=221


TVVV.PLOTAS

1998 – 1999
a TV project, that is developed as collaborative platform and production space for institutional critique on the National TV channel, merging tools of broadcast, net-cast and meetings in a physical space.
http://nugu.lt/dossier/index.php?mid=222


JUTEMPUS

Jutempus [interdisciplinary art programmes] is non-profit, artist-run initiative (NGO), that was founded in 1993 and re-organized in 1997.
http://www.vilma.cc/jutempus/

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January 3rd, 2016

Mycomorph lab at the Bunkier Sztuki Krakow

The iteration of Zooetics Pavilion in “A Million Lines” exhibition at the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland, incorporated sound element with the mycomorphs. The sounds, sourced from various life forms: maggots, crickets, stick-insects, seals and pelicans, were looped and mixed by sound artist Antanas Dombrovskij after an interspecies writing workshop Zoo Stories at the Lithuanian Zoo in Kaunas in October 2015. The mycomorphs here took on function as amplifiers for another case of interspecies communication.

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Zooetics Pavilion was conceived in partnership with Baltic Champs, Lithuania-based edible mushroom production company. The Mycomorph Laboratory architecture was realized in collaboration with Paulius Vaitiekūnas, Andrius Pukis, Jautra Bernotaitė, Mykolas Svirskis; visualization – Sayjel Patel; mycelium growing technology – Paulius Pilipavičius, project communication – Dionizas Bajarūnas.  The project was also supported by contributions by Marijus Bakas, Dalius Keršys, Gediminas Stoškus, Skirmantas Zygmantas, and KTU volunteer students.

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September 4th, 2015

Psychotropic House: Zooetics Pavilion of Ballardian Technologies

Zooetics is a notion in progress to explore new ways to engage human knowledge – scientific methods and the infrastructure of institutions – and research with other forms of life – from mammals to microbes to molluscs – and to imagine designs, prototypes and interfaces for future interspecies ecologies. Psychotropic House is one of the experiments that aim to articulate this notion…

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December 1st, 2014

Zooetics

Zooetics is a notion in progress to explore new ways to engage human knowledge – scientific methods and the infrastructure of institutions – and research with other forms of life – from mammals to microbes to molluscs – and to imagine designs, prototypes and interfaces for future interspecies ecologies.

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April 19th, 2013

sensors, actuators and arduinos

Thursday, April 18 2013  Intermedia studio space, KIT, NTNU, Trondheim
David Robert (M.I.T.) unpacks arduino suitcase.

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April 19th, 2013

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Sensor search field trip at Svartlemon.

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April 19th, 2013

Intro to sensor workshop

Sensor workshop participants from KIT and Architecture department at NTNU.

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April 18th, 2013

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March 28th, 2013

Aalto safari

Thursday, March 28 2013. Aalto Safari in Helsinki.

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March 27th, 2013

Tree Mountain

Thursday, March 28 2013. Trip to explore Tree Mountain.

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March 26th, 2013

Kiasma safari

Tuesday, March 26 2013. Kiasma Safari, Helsinki.

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March 24th, 2013

Pia’s Eco Village

Sunday, March 24 2013. Visit to Pia’s future eco-village.

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March 23rd, 2013

Vartiossari Safari

Saturday, March 23 2013, visit to Vartiossari island.

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March 22nd, 2013

Suomenlinna Safari

Friday, March 22 2013. Suomenlinna Safari in Helsinki.

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March 21st, 2013

Eco welcome to Helsinki

Thursday, March 21 2013. Eco-techno workshop at KUVA, Helsinki.

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August 30th, 2012

River Runs

The River Runs project investigates movement in artistic practice towards less tangible and more complex spaces of public/private contestation, spaces that challenge the notion of belonging itself. Developed as a river laboratory/playground during residency at Modern Art Oxford (2012) project explores how river (and water) as a public good operates to define our sense of belonging on an individual and collective scale. The work examines where and how a public sphere, or “publicness,” can be constituted today, and the role of artistic intervention in its production.

For this project, Urbonas Studio consists of artists Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, writer/curator Tracey Warr and architect/designer Giacomo Castagnola.

The project is being assisted too by many other people, living, working, playing on and in the river, cropping up in the course of the narrative . Most of the research files are collected during August 2012 while at Project Space Residency, Modern Art Oxford, UK.

More at project’s blog: http://www.vilma.cc/river

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August 9th, 2012

Aquatic Biomimicry Workshop

The Adults’ Workshop investigated new solutions for living in a Water Age.

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August 8th, 2012

Children Workshop: Inventions for the Water Age

Children Workshop: Inventions for the Water Age was  joined by 17 children of different ages to creatively investigate what we could learn from aquatic flora and fauna for living in a possible future Water Age. We discussed river journeys and boats (and, at the most stripped down, swimming costumes and wet suits) as they already are devices for action/floating labs, various types of constructions and rafts in use for habitation, mobility, joining separated communities (bridges, fords), leisure, sport, exploration, study…

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June 15th, 2012

Mist Machine

In an essay entitled “Art and Ecological Consciousness,” which was published as the introduction to Arts of the Environment, Georgy Kepes writes: “The human body has an inbuilt self-defense, a physiological mechanism that protects it from extreme imbalance. We have begun to see that our extended body, our social and man-transformed environment, must develop its own self-regulating mechanisms to eliminate the poisons injected into it and recycle useful matter. Environmental homeostasis on a global scale is now necessary for survival. Creative imagination, artistic sensibility, can be seen as one of our basic, collective, self-regulating devices.”

He thought that one such device would be a water purification system that could replace public art at the river, at the same time exposing the relentless process of labor to visualize the ecological condition of enslaved and contaminated nature. Thus the large-scale environmental form could become an educator of sensibilities where the layers of human intervention recorded in the sediment and other toxic forms would provide material for the archive. Thus the public could be engaged as an “active participant in the educational setting thus help to develop a long overdue ecological consciousness.”

Mist Machine prototype, screening CAVS River project 1971 Slide Show, was presented at The Future Archive, curated by Ute Meta Bauer, NBK – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany, and at On Dilettantism, curated by Frank Motz, HALLE 14 Kunstverein, Leipzig, Germany, both in 2012

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June 15th, 2012

Uto-Pia Bunker installation

Uto-Pia project examines the ways in which art, design, and technology can be leveraged to develop creative tactical responses and potential future practices within societies forced to cope with a deepening ecological crisis. The work deals with nature, bio-political resistance, and networked bodies in the environment to inquire into the ecology of sustainable everyday life. An iteration of Uto-Pia project was produced as an installation for the Connected by Art international art exhibition at the State Art Museum in Schwerin, Germany (2012).

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May 18th, 2011

Uto-Pia

Uto-Pia is a research project working with experimental media and communication techniques to map heterotopias of the dysfunctional infrastructures, to address and respond to the environmental damage left by the industrial and military interventions in the Turku archipelago of the Baltic Sea. The project is commission by CAA – Contemporary Art Archipelago, Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011, Finland, June-August, 2011

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January 31st, 2009

Urbonas Studio

Founded by Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas (artists and educators, born in Lithuania) Urbonas Studio is the interdisciplinary research program that advocates for the reclamation of public culture in the face of overwhelming privatization, stimulating cultural and political imagination as tools for social change. Often beginning with archival research, Urbonas Studio methodology unfolds complex participatory works investigating the urban environment, architectural developments, and cultural and technological heritage.

Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas have exhibited internationally including the Venice, San Paulo, Berlin, Moscow, Lyon, Gwangju Biennales and Manifesta and Documenta exhibitions. Their writings on the artistic research as a form of intervention to social and political crisis were published in the books “Devices for Action” by MACBA Press, Barcelona and “Villa Lituania” by Sternberg Press.
Urbonas live in Cambridge, Massachusetts and work at MIT.

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September 10th, 2007

Drawing Lesson

Drawing Lesson was conceived of as a performative intervention as well as a questioning tool, for use in educational session at the Documenta 12 exhibition in Kassel, Germany. Teachers and students from the Trondheim Art Academy (KIT) were motivated and inspired by Documenta 12’s exhibition invitation, which highlighted education as one of the project’s central motifs, and asked audiences not only to visit and observe, but to actively participate. The KIT group gathered in Documenta Halle to negotiate a dialectics of aesthetic and political experience made manifest by artist Peter Friedl in the form (and metaphor) of a stuffed giraffe. The dead animal, a victim of the military conflict in the West Bank, has half-shut eyes and a ratty coat, and appears to have been stuffed by an amateur taxidermist. Friedl suggested the giraffe was a migrating form, something more real than the flood of photographic images that emerge from media coverage of the war zone. The Drawing Lesson locates intervention within a pedagogical context and responds to the artist’s open invitation to invent a story that will take on new meaning. In an effort to study institutional hegemony as well as the exhibition’s educational ambitions, the Drawing Lesson employs a notion of conflict as a performative strategy as well as a methodological tool.

concept: Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas; participants: students and faculty at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, KIT, Norway; the Documenta XII staff; visitors to Documenta Halle; two policemen from the Kassel, Germany Police Department.

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June 9th, 2006

pro-test lab archive

The pro-test lab archive is an art project that organizes a collection of images and props, observing the relationships they produce with the act of protest. The archive maps attempts to stage an autonomous platform for action through art projects that can penetrate reality through political acts. This develops both inside and outside the art system by simultaneously considering the tension and synergy that such a relationship produces.

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