If one happens to step into the gallery “Meno Parkas” (Rotušės a. 27, Kaunas, Lithuania) in August 2019, one steps into the Nomadic Radical Academy for Climate Change Awareness.
The Nomadic Radical Academy is an art project which takes the form of live performance as an immersive artistic vision of the post-apocalyptic world, where the remaining humans can not undo their mistakes anymore. As future nomads, the workers and inhabitants of the academy will set down their tent poles and invite local children and youths to view, sense, discuss and participate with the resident artists, musicians and the climate change activists and together uncover past and future scenarios of human behavior, the environment and the planet we inhabit.
The Nomadic Radical Academy is a way of creating a community of artists and/or climate change activists in order to discuss new ways of re-thinking human behavior in the environment we live in. The first iteration of the project is happening in Lithuania and the Radical Academy is nomadic due to plans to manifest it in art venues of major cities in the Nordic-Baltic region. Art in this project is a method to unfold our consciousness about the look into the outside world and manifest in it. According to The Guardian, we have 12 years to undo the climate change catastrophe on our planet. What can we do as activists? What can we do as artists? What can we do as humans?
The participants of the Nomadic Radical Academy for the Climate Change Awareness are the following Europe-based artists: the artist-researcher behind the project Marija Griniuk (LT/DK/FIN), the involved performers: Tue Brisson Mosich (DK/LT), Nanna Ylönen (FIN), Clifford Charles (UK), Marta Gil (SE), David Torstensson (SE), Anne-Louise Knudsen (DK), Anders Werdelin (DK) and the Kaunas-based Lithuanian artists and art initiatives: Edita Niciūtė, Evelina Šimkutė, Vyrenijus Andrijauskas along with others. Video documentation: Albinas Lutkus.
Project at Meno Parkas Gallery will run till 21st of August.