2019 10 06 - 10 19

A Programme of New Audiovisual Works

Žilvinas Kempinas & Justė Janulytė

Vaclovas Nevčesauskas & Vytautas V. Jurgutis

The Gaida Festival 2019, in cooperation with the National Gallery of Art presents a programme of new audiovisual works. Two of the works in this programme are by the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Award winning artists Žilvinas Kempinas, a visual artist based in New York and the Milan based composer Justė Janulytė. The world premier of their collaboratively produced audiovisual works SKYCITY and WAVES, will take place at Gaida Festival 2019.

For the realisation of these works, a special space will be set up at the National Gallery of Art. Collaborating with architects, visual and audio engineers, the two authors have symbiotically united music and video, making for a particularly vibrant audio-visual experience.

SKYCITY (2018) unfolds as a contemplative travel through a slow stream of digital light and sound. The work provokes a wide range of emotions: from tension and anxiety to the peaceful spacing out that goes with dreaming oneself away. Avoiding an artificial synchronisation of sound with visual matter; there is, instead, an amplified polyphony of two parallel worlds of sound and light - alteration in rhythms and distances offer surprising coincidences and metaphoric overlaps.

WAVES (2019) presents a form of meditation on the nature of light and sound as waves, but more generally about the nature of us all as some form of waves, existing always in slightly different frequencies and lengths. The overlapping waves of light and colour create a multitude of lines that speed across the walls, blending into a single body of light and sound.

Artist Vaclovas Nevčesauskas and composer Vytautas V. Jurgutis will premiere their collaborative audiovisual project QUANTONOM at Gaida Festival 2019. The National Gallery of Art's auditorium will be redesigned for the work: new systems for spatial sound and mechatronical video will be installed.

QUANTONOM is an innovative multimedia work, featuring robotic elements. It is based on a synthesis of sound and mechatronical objects, which are organised through a method of spatial choreography and embody a variety of abstractions - an imaginative medium of unknown particles.

The work was inspired by early theories of quantum mechanics and their astonishing ability to excite the imagination. In this work sound and images on glowing and moving spots act as a sensory puzzle, that fosters consciousness and intuition.

Only 20 people will be able to watch audiovisual projects at the same time, and those who want to see these exclusive performances are invited to buy tickets in advance at www.bilietai.lt. Before the session, the remnant tickets will be available at NGA ticket office.

Performance times:

6 October
13.00, 14.00, 15.00

8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19 October
13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00

10, 17 October
13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00, 18.00

13 October
13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00

Information: ph. +370 5 212 7364; info@vilniusfestivals.lt; www.gaida.lt, www.ndg.lt

Organisers: LDM, NDG, Vilniaus festivalia, Gaida
The project is financed by Lietuvos kultūros taryba
Sponsors: Exterus, Fundermax