On 30th November, Friday during lunch break at noon till 1 pm and on 3rd December, Monday after work at 6-7 pm, a “Solar Meditation” by artist Saulė Noreikaitė will take place at VMU Arts Gallery “101” in Kaunas, Lithuania (Muitinės g. 7). This week leading to the event Saulė Noreikaitė acted in a format of an open studio, inviting visitors every day from noon to 7 pm to get acquainted with the process of this residency program. These events are part of a space-in-residence program “Toxic Leisure” carried out by the nomadic project space “Kabinetas”.
“Solar Meditation” invites to come and enjoy a short – 5 minutes to be exact – break from work to recharge, revitalize, receive a dose of vitamin D, and feel in balance with your mind and body. This short meditation will give its participants a chance to receive solar energy through their minds and enjoy the idiosyncratic experience of sun beams touching their skin in winter time – charging their bodies with some extra fresh energy.
In her work, Saulė Noreikaitė blends and blurs the knowledge she has from the fields of visual arts and dance. Her work often results in video works with performative elements, participatory performances and/or installations. In her practice she is continuously questioning what does it mean to have a body in the 21st century and how one tends to it, takes care of it and makes use out of the physical means of our existence. She graduated from Fine Arts BA in Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2018. At the moment she lives and works mostly in her hometown Kaunas.
After a nomadic round around Europe, project space KABINETAS has answered the invitation from VMU Arts Gallery “101” to do a space-in-residence program in Kaunas. Till January 2019, under the topic “Toxic Leisure”, the project will have various artists joining to integrate images, sounds, scents, texts, etc. into a public research. Till 11 December, Kabinetas is taking over Instagram @galerija101. Program “Toxic Leisure” is curated by Vaida Stepanovaitė. The project is kindly partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture.