Rupert is pleased to invite you to the final exhibition of the Alternative Education Programme – dismantling dreams, disrupted seams.
Opening: 24 November 2023, 18:00
Exhibition dates: 24 November–17 December 2023
Location: Tech Zity Vilnius (Panerių st. 43, Vilnius)
Ella Jo Skinner, Églantine Laprie-Sentenac, Eglė Ruibytė, Kamilė Krasauskaitė, Lux Sauer, Rokas Vaičiulis, Steph Joyce, Will Krauland
Thursdays-Sundays at 17:00–20:00
Entrance to the exhibition is free. Entrance to the exhibition – pass through a metal gate, go straight ahead, turn left, go straight until you find a wooden door on your left (look for the signs).
EXHIBITION TOURS WITH THE PROGRAMME’S CURATOR:
1 December, 18:00
8 December, 18:00
15 December, 18:00
dismantling dreams, disrupted seams is the final show of the 11th edition of Rupert’s Alternative Education Programme (AEP). It is the closing chapter of a six-month-long learning process dotted with workshops, lectures, studio visits, crit sessions and other creative disruptions. Loosely guided by the theme of transgressions and traversability, the programme ends at the now-disused and previously publicly inaccessible administration building of the Lelija sewing factory. Nine new site-specific installations will briefly yet intensely transform the building before its inevitable demolition. A strong metaphor and symbolic gesture, best described by the words of one of the participants Rokas Vaičiulis:
In dismantling dreams, disrupted seams, the distribution of the space and its creative inhabitants is established through mutual detachments. Each crevice reaches towards its own world and pitches among the separated, vacant offices of the spacious former sewing factory’s bureau unit. Stretching through the three floors of the building, however, the crevices are no longer separated by the labor hierarchy or their spatial function; rather, they act as patchworks to be experienced while steering through atmospheres and dialects that echo the clusters of shared sensoriums and pursuits. Subtracted from the shades of blue-collar and the noise of fluorescent lights at maximum hum-buzz, each cabinet invites an avid peek into the seamless pockets of processes and temporal wedges, a curious call to traverse through and into the ascending and descending structures, and imagine their interdependencies according to one’s own mental map.
For the opening on 24 November, the participants of AEP will be joined by invited guests – Rieko Whitfield, exmantera and 4ng3lw4r3 – for a night of performances, music and dancing at the iconic hall of Lelija.
Curator: Tautvydas Urbelis
Coordinator: Rugilė Miliukaitė
Production manager: Eglė Kliučinskaitė
Assistant curators: Evita Mikalkėnaitė, Augustė Verikaitė, Keidi Jaakson, Sunna Dagsdóttir
Graphic design: Jonė Miškinytė
Communication: Karolina Augevičiūtė
Music programme co-programmer: Rokas Vaičiulis
Sound engineer: Antanas Dombrovskij
Light design: Justas Bø
Architectural advisor: Petras Išora
Technician: Matas Šatūnas
Translator: Paulius Balčytis
Copy editors: Jurij Dobriakov (EN), Evelina Zenkutė (LT)
TUTORS OF THE PROGRAMME:
Aikas Žado Laboratory (Eglė Ambrasaitė and Domas Noreika), Ayesha Hameed, Anastasia Sosunova, Gary Zhexi Zhang, MELT (Ren Loren Britton & Iz Paehr), RadicalxChange (Matt Prewitt), Verpėjos (Laura Garbštienė), Zach Blas, Rieko Whitfield.
Special thanks: Viktorija Šiaulytė, Darius Žakaitis, Linas Ramanauskas, Jurgita Seriakovienė (Tech Zity), Robertas Narkus, JL Murtaugh.
Rupert’s activities are financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and European Union. This event is part of New Perspectives for Action. A project by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the European Union.
Supported by: Vilnius City Municipality, Tech Zity, Nordic Culture Point.
Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.