Sound Around Gdansk
Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre together with the Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad, Russia) and the Centre for Contemporary Art Łaznia (Gdansk, Poland) are implementing the project “Close Stranger: promoting mutual understanding between population of Gdansk, Kaliningrad and Klaipėda through facilitation of exchange in the field of contemporary arts and culture”. Estimated duration of the project – two years (January 2013 – December 2014). Sound Around, which constitutes the part of the above project designated for sound art and experimental music, started in Kaliningrad on the 1st of June.
The project “Sound Around” comprises of three art residencies in Kaliningrad (1–6 of June), in Gdansk (21–29 of June) and in Klaipėda (31 of August – 8 of September) as well as accompanying festivals. The purpose of the project – multilateral exchange of experience, practice and technologies among sound artists fromPoland,Lithuania andRussia. Artists in residence will focus on explorations of acoustic landscape of the three cities, development of individual and collective creative methods. The artists will collaborate in compiling archives of records, creating sound installations, concert programmes of experimental music. The works recorded during the project will be recorded on CD / DVD discs.
Artists-in-residence of the Sound Around project (21–29 of June) in Gdansk: Gytis Skudžinskas aka GyS (LT), Valdemaras Manomaitis (LT), Yoigis Sakellariou (LT). Curator of the second Sound Around festival – Lukasz Szalankiewicz (PL).
The project is implemented within the framework of Lithuania-Poland-Russia European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013. The programme is cofinanced with funds from the European Union and theRussian Federation, the purpose of the project – to promote cooperation amongLithuania,PolandandRussiathrough development of bilateral and trilateral relations.
Participation of Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre in the above EU programme represents an innovative form of partnership, as so far, there was no institutional cooperation framework operating on permanent basis in the area of contemporary art to cover cross-border regions of Lithuania, Russian Federation and Poland. Planned activities of the project involving target groups of participants of different age and needs shall combine various aspects of cultural heritage, design, contemporary art and tourism.
Tautvydas Bajarkevičius, curator „Sound Around” in Lithuania
The project is implemented within the framework of Lithuania-Poland-Russia European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013. The programme is co-financed with funds from the European Union and the Russian Federation, the purpose of the project – to promote cooperation among Lithuania, Poland and Russia through development of bilateral and trilateral relations.
The total cost of the project “Close Stranger” is 873,620.59 EUR. The EU co-financing to the project amounts to 768,786.12 EUR (88%), i.e. 2648468.1 LTL. Co-financing from participating institutions – 104,834.47 EUR (12%).
The European Union comprises 27 member states that have decided to gradually link together their knowhow, experience and resources striving for common future. During 50 years of enlargement these countries together have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and personal freedoms. The European Union is committed to promoting its values and sharing its achievements with countries and people beyond its borders.
Lithuania-Poland-Russia European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013. The aim of the Programme – to promote economic and social development on both sides of the EU-Russian border, addressing common challenges and problems, and promoting people to people cooperation among neighbouring countries. Under the Programme, legal non-profit organizations from the Lithuanian and Polish border regions and the entire Kaliningrad oblast implement joint projects co-financed by the EU.
The present text has been prepared with the aid of the European Union within the frameworks of the Lithuania-Poland-Russia European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013. The contents of this publication is sole responsibility of Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre and under no circumstances it does reflect the official position of the European Union.
Lithuanian participants in Gdansk:
Yoirgis Sakellariou / 2013.06.21 – 06.29 / Project “Closer stranger: Sound Around”. Gdansk (Poland)
Valdemaras Manomaitis / 2013.06.21 – 06.29 / Project “Closer stranger: Sound Around”. Gdansk (Poland)
Gytis Skudžinskas / 2013.06.21 – 06.29 / Project “Closer stranger: Sound Around”. Gdansk (Poland)