Image: Vivienne Griffin, The Joy, 2012

Artists: Gediminas G. Akstinas, Rūtenė Merkliopaitė, Jurgis Paškevičius, Marija Olšauskaitė,

Antanas Gerlikas, Laura Kaminskaitė, Agata Erlacher, Rytis Saladžius, Emilija Škarnulytė, Jonas Tertelis,

The Baltic Pavillion (Jonas Žukauskas, Jurga Daubaraitė, Ona Lozuraitytė, Petras Išora and more)

The residency of Baltic artists Joy & Mirror attempts to rearrange and disrupt the landscape and cultural activities and at the same time is not necessarily always happening on site. Guided by the principle of joy, the encounters of localities unfold in mirroring mode. What if certain things and happenings in Sardinia, Athens or Gardone could reflect other locations and conditions?

This initiative invites artists in collaboration with institutions from different countries to come to the traveling residency of Joy & Mirror and produce these actions/events/narratives. Through collaboration the residency is breaking the geographical representation structure and aims to function as a system of translation in which forms and contents are exchanged, investigated, and reorganized. In this way the site of the residency remains a production and creation site for experimental formats with all the joyful moments it holds (depending where we go; sea, sun, sand, rocks and dolphins) while the mirror mode is the inclusion of other spots on the map which increase the visibility of simultaneously produced actions as well as the site of the residency itself. Outcome of the residency is also a mirror - sometimes an exhibition/performance/event and always a continuous practice of artists' back home - a disruptive natural consequence.

Curators: Monika Lipšic and Jurga Daubaraitė

Joy & Mirror

in Sardinia

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Joy & Mirror

in Gardone

Joy & Mirror

in Athens

Joy & Mirror

exhibition Port-city (427, Riga)

Antanas Gerlikas and Marija Olšauskaitė. Stained-glass sculpture, based on a collage by Ateate (ateate.com). 2012