Introduction

2021-01-30

Open studio is a podcast series produced by Rupert, a creative space for art, residencies and alternative education in Vilnius, Lithuania. The podcast seeks to present to the broader public, the vibrant interdisciplinary creative life taking place at Rupert. The series introduces the local and international community of artists, curators, thinkers and creators who in varying ways participate in Rupert’s intellectual ecosystem. It engages them in short, stimulating conversations about their creative processes, artistic ideas, experiences at Rupert and beyond. Each episode includes an <“author’s mark”>, a splash of sound, visual or textual creativity, prepared exclusively for <Open Studio>, by the guests Themselves.

E01 Anastasia Sosunova

2021-01-30
Anastasija Sosunova ‘Habitaball’, 2020

The first episode of the podcast introduces Anastasia Sosunova, a Lithuanian artist and a member of Rupert Alumni board. Anastasia combines installation, sculpture, graphic art and drawing to explore topics of identity, cultural heritage and symbols. She draws from her personal experience as a member of a Russian ethnic minority to interrogate the conditions under which national, historical and personal narratives are established, experienced and challenged. The episode explores numerous topics, including  her previous and current creative work, the purposes and possibilities of baking a sculpture and the spatial biopolitics of walking a dog.

Production

Guest: Anastasia Sosunova
Convener: Arvydas Grišinas
Sound: Antanas Dombrovskij

The Author’s Mark

Soundtrack: Andrej Romanov
Picture: Anastasia sosunova
Art: www.anastasiasosunova.com
4:35 Demikhov Dog 
8:02 Habitaball

E02 Vitalij Strigunkov

2020-02–13
Vitalij Strigunkov, Waiting (2015)

Vitalij Strigunkov is a conceptual artist from Lithuania with a truly international profile who manipulates video, audio material, objects, space, situations and representations to explore a variety of topics, from the notion of copyrights and authorship to statehood, to time constructs and beyond. Originally trained as a painter, his canvass is now the cultural fabric, at which an art piece exists and gains value. In his exploration of what he calls the cultural capital, Vitalij challenges our daily market value rituals through submitting them to deconstruction through repetition, ruthless poetization and piercing observation.

Production

Guest: Vitalij Strigunkov
Convener: Arvydas Grišinas
Sound: Antanas Dombrovskij

The Author’s Mark

Soundtrack: Vitalij Strigunkov
Art:

1:05 A Year, a Few Months and Some More
6:00 Waiting
11:30 News from elsewhere
13:00 Substitution
16:30 As If I Couldn’t See 

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