Since summer 2018 I have been collaborating with my colleague and friend, audio engeneer and artist, Vilius Jokubaitis (Vilo Spice). Together we are working to fuse the magic of what remains of the ancient Baltic sign language with 5.1 surround and animated photomontages. The project is called SILENT TEMPLES and is planned to premiere in Klaipėda, Lithuania, in summer 2020.
Doorways to Mystery is a video installation I collaborated on with my colleague Darius Vaičekauskas in February 2019. The installation was a part of the Festival of Light that takes place every winter in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Video in the installation was inspired by a quote from an American ethnobotanist and a researcher of Amazonian shamanism, Terence Mckenna.
In 2012 I worked on an installation called “Be-tono” (“toneless”) for the audio-visual poetry festival Tarp 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. I contributed a large scale photomontage called Altar Shadows, which was inspired by life and work of an early 20th century Lithuanian writer and poet Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas. The festival then invited a number of contemporary poets to write their poetic interpretations of the image, which were then put onto grey silicate bricks and arranged on the floor. Installation was shown at the Vartai gallery, Vilnius and then travelled to Klaipėda, Lithuania, where it appeared at the I.Simonaitytė’s library.