Curating, producing,




Ideas emerging to different people at the same time

Stan de Natris plakatas renginiui Druski

Images by Simonas Kotovas

The Deep Splash

a night of performances, sound  and video art in Composers' House Vilnius


Andrius Arutiunian
Holly Childs and J.G. Biberkopf
Jokūbas Čižikas (Dar Jokūbas)
Marianna Maruyama
Ieva Kotryna Skirmantaitė
Juan Pablo Villegas


by Rūta Butkus

Concept, choreography, performance: Rūta Butkus
Music: Miša Skalskis
Sigita Šimkūnaitė Costume: Lina Elmentaitė
Rūta Bučiūnaitė

Curators: Monika Lipšic, Adomas Narkevičius
Video: Gerda Krutaja

Rupert, Vilnius.

November, 2016.

Floris Schönfeld

& Jude Crilly

Plays for the Strange Stranger

With: Rūta Butkus,

Antanas Lučiūnas,

Pilypas Misiukevičius, Andrius Mulokas 

Movement development: Rūta Junevičiūtė

Curated by Monika Lipšic, Imgs: Andrej Vasilenko


Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius

April, 2016

Plays for the Strange Stranger is a performance in four parts. The performance is directed towards a character named the Strange Stranger. Using sound, dance and objects we attempt to open a channel of communication to this mysterious entity.

In order to open this channel, the performance challenges our cer- tainty about what is familiar (and human) and what is strange (and non-human). Using Timothy Morton’s theory of ecological thought as a loose starting point, the performance creates a temporary space in which we are confronted with the strangeness of the world around us. Through a disorienting barrage of music, voiceover, shapeshifting objects and transcendental dance, the performance leads us towards the promise of a luminescent super-communion with everything non-human.


Night of Performances and Other Incidencies

@ CAC Vilnius, 2016

organized by

Monika Lipšic,

Aapo Nikkanen,

Jurgis Paškevičius and Alissa Šnaider

Goraparasit 'Love'

Krõõt Juurak 'The Place of the Grave'

Alex Bailey 'There's Only Two Alex Bailey's'

Andrius Mulokas 'Matter of Matters'

Josefin Arnell & Aapo Nikkanen 'Pacemaker'

Jurgis Paškevičius, Egla Masterzuki and Simas Šakenis 'You Just Don‘T Remember The One Which Is Stuck In Your Mind All The Time'

The vestibular system, in most mammals, is the sensory system that provides the leading contribution about the sense of balance and spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement with balance.

Vestibular Performance Night presented performances that deal with spatial orientation through dance, theatre, lecture and stand-up comedy genres. An inner ear formed in CAC, Vilnius for one night and for many promises.

The Death Show

by Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

After living in a faulty kitchen commodity with a leaking gas boiler, Styrmir is confronted with a hazardous household situation in his Amsterdam apartment. He orders a plumber to install a new boiler, only to learn that the water he has been drinking is highly poisonous due to old pipes made of lead. Motivated by his explosive boiler, and the plumber’s confirmation of the slow death threat, he writes a book which journeys through several reflections on death, called THE END IS NEAR.

THE DEATH SHOW is an adaptation of this book. It is a performance in which Styrmir plays with real objects, made-up stories and vivid memories. Variations of the performance have been realized in Vilnius, Amsterdam, Kraków, Mexico City and Reykjavik, with fashion designer Agata Mickiewitz making a special guest appearance in THE DEATH SHOW at Hótel Holt in Reykjavik.

Curator Monika Lipšic

Tongue PhD

by Ieva Misevičiūtė

Tongue PhD by Ieva Misevičiūtė. STUK, Leuven, 2015. Photo by Joery Thiry.

Tongue PhD is a new eclectic solo performance by artist Ieva Misevičiūtė. This ambitious piece consists of ten chapters each investigating a different metaphoric lens of the tongue. Tongue PhD fuses elements of physical theater, academic reverie, dance and Butoh, structured in the format of a PhD dissertation.


CREDITS concept, text, choreography and scenography Ieva Miseviciutè | Artistic advice, Butoh training and movement development Vangeline | Light design Eugenijus Sabaliauskas, Andrius Stasiulis | Sound Gediminas Žygus, Sebastian Butt, Charlie Murray | Costume threeASFOUR | Script co-writing Michael Portnoy| | inner world integrity preservation Jessica Mitrani | Scenography development Bram Coeman and BUDA, Kortijk | Production and curating Monika Lipšic and Maaike Gouwenberg. 


Tongue PhD is commissioned and produced by CAC Vilnius and Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven) as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b, CAC Vilnius, KW, If I Can’t Dance, Playground (STUK & M), and Tate Modern:

Karaoke Police

Collaboration with

David Bernstein, Marija Olšauskaitė,

Jurgis Paškevičius,

featuring Jokūbas Čižikas,

Gunnar Gunnsteinsson,

Brynjar Helgason

and Olga Tsvetkova.

Karaoke Police

@ Villa Cellimontana. Nomas Foundation, Rome, 2014

Performance / Collaboration between David Bernstein, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Sophia Holst, Marija Olšauskaitė, Jurgis Paškevičius, and Andrea Polichetti / Presented by Nomas Foundation in the series “To Continue. Notes Towards a Sculpture Cycle”

The public park of Villa Celimontana set the stage for a touring performance on the subject of finding opposites. Opposites here mean both the classical sense of big/small, dark/light, but can also be understood through a combined sense of differences. The departure point was the abundance of headless sculptures in the park, which we discovered were actually fake ancient works, made of resin. Throughout the tour we used a variety of temporal forms: storytelling, rap, face paint for obscuring camera recognition, primitive augmented reality, poetic running, and a large silk book. We see performance as an exhibition device, using it as a way to bridge between objects and how they are experienced.

Chiara Fumai, Shut Up. Actually, Talk (The world will not explode)

Group performance on the roof of the Fridericianum, commissioned by dOCUMENTA (13), 2012