[artinfo] Migrating Art Academies: Transgression

Mindaugas Gapsevicius miga at o-o.lt
Tue May 12 13:46:17 CEST 2009

Migrating Art Academies: Transgression
May 5th-22nd, Poitiers, Berlin, Cologne, Vilnius, Nida

European School of Visual Arts (EESI)
Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM)
Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA)

The second stage (Transgression) of Migrating Art Academies commenced on
May 5th. Students from art universities of three countries, viz.
Germany, France and Lithuania, will live and create "on the road": they
will travel by campers and will collect various data "discovered" on the
road with the help of sensors. Berlin, Vilnius and Nida will become the
meeting places where workshops will be held, sound project Dusk, Day,
Dawn will be presented and student group projects will be developed,
while the obtained results will be revealed in the public presentation
to be held in Vilnius railway station.

Transgression symbolises stepping beyond limits and discovering new
forms. It seeks to change habitual routines of the students, thus
allowing them to discover fresh expressions of creativity. During the
trip, data will be collected using sound, light, vibration or thermal
sensors for the implementation of student group projects. Students will
describe their discoveries made and experiences gained on the trip in
their blog http://www.migaa.eu/vilnius-trip/.

German students will be engaged in project Sliding Window based on the
determination of collected data by the choice of the equipment being
used and the settings deliberately or accidentally applied to it. The
French team will be engaged in project Hospitality, which will analyse
the role of hospitality in modern societies beyond borders. Fieldworks
will emphasise the importance of practical work in the natural
environment, rather than in a laboratory or studio, and will be the
point of reference for the Lithuanian team.

During this session, students of all three universities will first meet
in Berlin where joint workshops will be held. On Friday, project Dusk,
Day, Dawn containing sounds collected during the trip will be presented
in Berlin; sound sessions will be presented at dawn, at midday and at
dusk. This will be followed by the trip to Vilnius where group projects
of students of each university will be further developed; the obtained
results will be revealed in the public presentation in railway station
spaces. Then the students will head for the inspiring Lithuanian
locality of Nida.

The Migrating Art Academies project aims to provide a new learning model
uniting habitual routines and new co-operation forms. With slogan mixed
reality for better education the students will have an opportunity to
work in space in-between virtual and real, the usual domestic
environment and new places. By travelling and exploring the surrounding
environment, the students will visit several European capitals of
culture, viz. Vilnius, Linz and Essen (Ruhrgebiet).

For more information visit http://www.migaa.eu

Contact person: Mindaugas Gapsevicius, project co-ordinator
E-mail: info at migaa.eu; tel.: +49 (0)30 76211322; +49 (0)179 5462260.

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