Photo reportage from the project MEDIARAMOS at the gallery Atletika and FAMM space Entity in the cultural complex SODAS 2123

March 24, 2023
Author Echo Gone Wrong

On 3rd of March, 6 pm, we invite you to the opening of the MEDIARAMOS exhibition and “Three Decades of the Moving Image: a Retrospective of Video Collections 1996-2023” at the gallery “Atletika” and FAMM space “Entity” in the cultural complex “SODAS 2123”!
During the exhibition opening you’ll see a collaborative audiovisual project by Vygandas Šimbels (Das Vegas) and Vytautas Juozėnas “RGB Poetics”
The exhibition at the gallery “Atletika” runs from 2023/03/04 – 25,
III-V 16:00-19:00,
VI 13:00-17:00.
Address Vitebsko st. 21, Vilnius
Other MEDIARAMOS exhibitions are at the VDA exhibition halls “Titanikas”. The MEDIARAMOS exhibition and events will run until 25th of March.

Spanning across several exhibition spaces, MEDIARAMOS is a retrospective media art exhibition that marks the quarter of a century anniversary of the Photography, Animation, and Media Art (PAMA) Department of the Vilnius Academy of Arts. The project aims to overview the wide range of the media-based images, sounds, objects, words, and events that the PAMA Department has spawned over its twenty five years of existence. The exhibition is accompanied with the academic symposium and the series of performances, lectures, readings, hearings, creative-educational workshops, the moving image retrospectives, and artist talks.
The MEDIARAMOS retrospective is exhibited across the contemporary art galleries “Atletika” (Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists Association) gallery and “Titanikas” (Vilnius Academy of Arts), yet it represents only a small part of the entire historical panorama. Both the physically fragile media art objects of the pre-digital era and the seemingly indestructible surfaces of the digital objects are telling stories about the nature of media, thus testifying to the incessant technological transformations that keep informing our reality. Many of the artworks are based on an institutional self-reflection on the questions of place, subjectivity, and context.
The panorama of the most recent media artworks exhibited on the Ground Floor of the “Titanikas” gallery is offering visions of the future. In this territory of uncertainty and fleeting power, the amorphic and fluidous digital bodies and their unstable surfaces are raising questions about how our lives and environments might be further impacted by the ever so dominant technological media.

Monika Kalinauskaitė’s text about the MEDIARAMAS exhibition:

Project curator: Irma Stanaitytė-Bazienė
Curatorial team for exhibitions and events: Viktorija Balkutė, Dovydas Černiauskas, Natalija Lokcikaitė, Julija Kuprijaškinaitė, Irma Stanaitytė-Bazienė, Laura Stasiulytė Gudaitė
Exhibition designers: Vilius Baranauskas, Jurgis Dagelis, Akvilė Stundytė
Lighting designer: Julius Kuršis
Visual identity designer: Dovydas Černiauskas
Project organiser: VAA Department of Photography and Media Art
Exhibition at gallery “Atletika” was organised together with Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LIAA).

Photography: Laurynas Skeisgiela