Katrina Brown

Katrina Brown is a UK/NL-based interdisciplinary choreographer working across performance, time-based installation, drawing score and digital and material page composition. She produces solo performance and collaborative works – often presenting in theatre, gallery and other spaces in which there is a wandering public. I implement drawing as a way of revealing political, material, graphic and sensual entanglements of working and moving on the floor. Drawing…

Shota Kotake

Shota Kotake was born in Niigata, Japan 1988 and is currently based in Dublin, Ireland. Lithuanians were able to see his work in Vilnius at Now Japan festival 2016 and this will be his first visit to Kaunas. 2000th self-portrait in Manga style Ryuichi Hoshino, Hitoshi Hirano style   Artist Statement Version 2.0 (January 2017)…

Street art in Šilainiai

Calling all street artists! Šilainiai Project is collaborating with Kaunas street art festival NYKOKA and inviting you to produce work in Šilainiai! There are five buildings to choose from, images and more info can be found on NYKOKA website: http://www.nykoka.lt/silainiai/en/ It is going to be the first legal street art project in the neighbourhood and we…

Lahestan (Aleksander Haugen)

The improvised electronic music of Lahestan (Aleksander Haugen) (Norway) is based on sampling, electronic sounds, field recordings and live realtime sounds, processed through various effects. The atmosphere that is created consists of elements varying from abstract and ambient music to drones and industrial electroacoustic noise music. Since the music is improvised, what you hear is created…

Tadas Šimkus

This year we asked artist Tadas Šimkus, who grew up in Šilainiai, to come back to his native neighbourhood and create a public artwork here.   There are a lot of Tadas’ works in central Kaunas and in other cities across the country, one of the most visible ones – ‘The Wise Man’, co-created with Žygimantas…

Poetry in Šilainiai

During her work in Šilainiai artist Evelina Šimkute have noticed an abundance of poets living in the area, however most of them have never met. There was no open platform for poetry readings in Silainiai, so Evelina has decided to organise poetry readings in public spaces. They took form of a walk that takes you…

Arata Mori

Arata Mori will be visiting Silainiai 23 – 24 July 2016. He will be showing one of his films and giving a talk in Silainiai library 23 July 2pm. Arata Mori is a Japanese Film Director, Editor, Video Artist, currently based in Berlin. His focus is mainly on creating moving image that crosses the border of…

The Lake Twins

The Lake Twins will be Artists In Residence in Šilainiai 15 – 24 August 2016. Artists profile: We are London based identical twin artists who have a degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Our practice is predominantly site specific and multi-disciplinary, consisting of drawing, painting, film, installation and text based…

Francis Olvez – Wilshaw

Artist Francis Olvez – Wilshaw will take part in Šilainiai residency 30 July – 6 August 2016. These are his initial plans for the residency: My work firstly looks at the financial crash of 2007/08 and the models/institutions that underpinned and caused the crisis. Currently I appropriate the motifs, symbols and architecture used by the…

Brooke Carlson

Artist Brooke Carlson will take part in Šilainiai residency 21 – 28th July 2016. These are her initial plans for the residency: For the past few years my practice has been dedicated to the performativity and materiality of the drawing discipline. The new project, beINg (working title), will extend on my recent performances which investigate drawing…

Milda Gailiūtė

Milda Gailiūtė is a young Lithuanian painter who lives and works in Šilainiai. Sense of place is an important part of her work. She captures details with photography and then makes paintings based on them in the studio. Milda chooses to work with one colour, which is different for each location. Her latest series ‘Viena’ was…

Evelina Šimkutė

Artist Evelina Šimkutė will be resident in Šilainiai June – August 2016. Evelina will be continuing making work for her ‘Object’ sculpture series and engaging with the local community in Silainiai Photo project.   About the artist I am a visual artist working with sculpture, photography and performance. My inspiration comes from the Šilainiai estate…