|ORIGINALFASSUNG ISSUE #37: Baltxploitation
// Monday, April 3
// 8 pm
// free admission
// GENERAL PUBLIC
ORIGINALFASSUNG ISSUE #37
Mari Laanemets/ Raimundas Malasauskas/ Mara Traumane: Baltxploitation
Presentation and talk with
Mari Laanemets (Tallinn) and Mara Traumane (Riga), and screening of
CAC TV Episodes: "Monuments“ and "Yearfilm“ (2005), each 25 min. – provided by Raimundas Malasauskas (Vilnius)
– About the title: "Baltxploitation" –
contributed by Raimundas Malasauskas (Vilnius)
„The Baltic as a psycho-geographical term is a phenomenon in its lack of direction and definition. This incoherence can apply to politics, economics, infrastructure and mentalities. You can and can’t be Baltic simultaneously, but also you can be more or less Baltic ...“(Valentinas Klimasauskas), ULTIMIERE Press Release No. 3, September 11, 2005.
read more > www.ultimiere.com/en-press-3.htm
– About the talks, presentations and screening –
Mari Laanemets will introduce "Valie EXPORT Society" and talk about some of their activities.
Mara Traumane will talk about the new cultural initiatives in Latvia - new media researches, regional activities, artists groups and collaborations. The presentation will be based on screening artists and art-collecives video pieces and will include the presentation of some DVD editions. Preliminary screening programme includes:
– "Acoustic Space lab" DVD by RIXC > www.rixc.lv
– "Eurowatching" Film series by K@2 collective > www.karosta.lv
– Films from Latvian video selection "Blinks"
– "Orbita 4" edition by the poets group "Orbita" > www.orbita.lv
– and other available artists videoworks.
Raimundas Malasauskas is providing two episodes from CAC TV productions.
CAC TV follows the motto: "Each programme is a pilot. Each programme is the final episode." read more > www.cac.lt/tv
– About the screening of CAC TV episodes –
CAC TV episode: „Monuments“, 25 min. (2005)
This program is made in the summer of 2005 in Vilnius together with Julieta
Aranda, an artist from NY. It is a trip of discovering and discussing
monuments to various pop stars, like Iggy Pop, Christina Aguilera etc.
Inspired by a monument to Frank Zappa that was actually build in Vilnius in the 90s.
CAC TV episode: „Yearfilm“, 25 min. (2005)
The So-Called Records' "Yearfilm" was first made for an exhibition in NY in
2001 exploring the legacy of Fluxus (thus the genre of Yearfilm, as a
Yearboxes). The original footage is taken from the cinema-journals "Tarybu Lietuva" (Soviet Lithuania) from the 60s and 70s, stored in the Lithuanian Cinema Archive, with an intention to trace the joyous and playful in a heavily ideology-driven discourse.
In 2005, the film was remixed by Aurelija Maknyte for the broadcast on CAC TV (originally introduced by Jim Spears from the New Zealand branch of the So-Called Records). In 2006 the writer Aleksandra Fomina produced a "translation" to of this remix to English using lyrics of Laurie Anderson,
Pink Floyd and Radiohead.
– Special thanks to Virginija Januskeviciute, CAC Vilnius –
– About the contributors –
Raimundas Malasauskas, curator and producer of CAC TV, Vilnius
> www.cac.lt/tv and > www.ultimiere.com
Mari Laanemets, art-historian and author from Tallinn. Currently she works on her dissertation about East-European Arts at the Humboldt-University Berlin. She realized various art projects and exhibitions. In collaboration with Killo Sukmit she produces video pieces and short films. Mari and Killo are founding members of the "Valie EXPORT Society". > www.einst.ee/Ea/persona/killumari.html
Mara Traumane is a freelance art critic and curator currently working in Berlin and Riga. She had collaborated with Center for New Media Culture RIXC, Latvia > www.rixc.lv ; Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art > www.lcca.lv and number of other creative projects ranging from recollections of 80's samizdat novels and manifestos to the developement of net-based script tools. 2005/06 PhD research at the Humboldt University Berlin (DAAD scholarship)
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