C1 Mironova: RETURN Aug 1st 10.30 CET

Žanna Mironova

To join the Zoom session, follow this link

The city and its inhabitants are the best carriers of
information, traditions and history. Only through the relationship
between man and the city, the interweaving of their personal
stories, does the narrative of the city arise. So far I have studied
many urban litterary texts of different whriters, but this time I
created my own Riga text.

Through my Trace I propose to go through the streets of
Riga on a journey of memory. With the help of a first-person
literary text and photo/video materials, I will tell the story of my
family. Through family history, I will introduce some of Riga’s
neighborhoods, streets and homes and try to show how they
have changed over the past seventy years. Together with
personal story I will tell some episodes of our common history –
the city and the country, its brightest and key moments, which
today seem distant and almost unreal.

It is also my personal story of returning home, looking
for a home and myself. Here, better than anywhere else, we look
at it through a new prism, ourselves and those others who were
here before you. It is also a journey through time and space that
needs to be made to better understand today.

C1 Maskava: Photography project presentation: “People of forest flowers” July 29th 13.30 CET

Anna Maskava

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Meeting ID: 466 028 5867
Passcode: NSU

Latvian artist Anna Maskava invites you to a presentation
of photography project PEOPLE OF FOREST FLOWERS.
The presentation and discussion will take place on
Wednesday, 29th of June via the Zoom Online Meeting
Platform.
PEOPLE OF FOREST FLOWERS is an autobiographical
photography project by Latvian artist Anna Maskava and
consists of a visual material of author’s family photo
archive. By combining archival photos with natural
elements, for example dried plants, Maskava have created
photo collages to indicate the concept of home and also
visually emphasize a fact that most of artist’s ancestors
are coming from countryside and always have been
connected with the nature – foresting or forest by itself.
The photo project will remain as a shareable and
accessible document online after the presentation.

C1 Favara-Kurkowski: My home and its material histories July 29th 10.00 CET

Monika Favara-Kurkowski

Here you can find the presentation online!

To join the presentation and discussion use this Google Meet link

It is also required to register prior, by sending an e-mail to m.favara@uw.edu.pl

For the 2018 summer edition of NSU, I presented a reflection on the
notion of matter and texture in architecture. The starting point for these
reflections was my home, the so-called Kostka Mazowiecka. This year, I
would like to propose a more daring reflection: some examples of
former Soviet bloc’s modernist architecture—the Kostka
Mazowiecka being the paradigm—allows us to view modernist
conventions from a different perspective, or even turn them upside
down.
Given the theoretical nature of my proposal, my trace will take the form
of an online presentation (20 min. followed by a discussion). You are all
invited to the presentation and the afterwards discussion.

C1 Ušča, Kristberga: Sense of Belonging Through Liminal Cultural Practices July 29th 9.30 CET

LAINE KRISTBERGA

ANETE UŠČA

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Passcode: 8sZmne

We invite you to join us on a virtual meeUse this Michrosoft Teams link to join the meetingting for a presentation of a paper Sense of Belonging Through Liminal Cultural Practices and a discussion.

In this paper we will address the sense of connectedness and attachment to a community and place through the concepts of belonging and liminality. Looking at the example of a localized Catholic tradition of May Hymns in Latvia, we recognize this shared practice as an activity that reinforces the sense of belonging. While the processions of May Hymns (Maija dziedājumi) in Latvia are a part of the Catholic tradition, being carried out by the roadside crucifixes without a church official but by the community members has given the tradition a localized meaning. The recent renaissance of the May Hymns, including it in the Latvian Culture Canon and making it a sacred tourism event, recognizes the impact of this cultural practice that goes beyond the Catholic tradition contributing greatly to the sense of belonging to the local place and people. Collective singing of May Hymns can be regarded as liminal states of being and alternative forms of knowing. Since it is a shared experience and a rather performative ritual, it can also be seen as a collectively transformational and healing social action. Liminality is both social and personal, and liminal practices or experiences are transitionary and revelatory – “full of personal and collective transforming power” (Carson 2016:19).

The final outcome of the activity is a scholarly publication that will be published in a SCOPUS indexed academic journal.

C1 Orly Nezer: Handmade Domestic Objects. July 31st 9.30 CET

Orly Nezer

Podcast

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Meeting ID: 758 3867 2253
Passcode: 335024

In times of hyper-consumerism, some western households use only handmade

tableware. I would redirect the attention to the special relationship practiced only in domestic life, between the objects and their beholders, and I believe the Covid-19 epidemic has charged my research with extra value. My interviews took place at the homes of handmade pottery-ware buyers, and since Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, I keep in touch through WhatsApp video calls. I interlace my discussion on the social function of handmade objects at home environments with research in art and aesthetics.

My research has shown that people who tend to buy and use local handmade pottery are not professional collectors, have no expertise in pottery-making, and don’t collect pottery of various established potters. Instead, their exposure to their appreciated potter was coincidental but involved a uniquely personal experience that has attached them to the maker and her work. Owners of pottery-utensils find the personality of the maker as inseparable from the aesthetics of the object., and they stay loyal and buy for many years more work of one potter. I have learned from my interviewees that at home, the live performances of selecting, grouping, and using are perceived by owners as secondary creative processes.

From the theoretical aspect, I engage the framework of material residues of subjectivity to clarify the unique contribution of handmade objects to the aesthetic experience of consumers in their homes. This aesthetic experience involves a sense of ‘existential authenticity,’ theorized in Anthropology studies. By surrounding themselves with particular objects, individuals enhance their self-experience as authentic and unique, and specifically for consumers of handmade objects, this genuine and unique experience is facilitated by referencing the makers. Preferring handmade pottery wares is an acquired taste that becomes a necessity: the energy of the material, the weight of the object, the awareness to the human hand, change the quality of daily personal experiences.

C1 Aleksandra Ianchenko: Art Therapy Online Session 4/4 August 1st 11.30 CET

Aleksandra Ianchenko
 
What is “home”?
Art Therapy Online Session
 
 
!!! 8 participant limit !!!
 
 
The participants should register in Google Forms
 
 
 
The registration is needed to limit the number of participants and to collect data (country, gender, email) which will be used for the repost later.
After the registration the participants will receive a link to Zoom Meetings!
 
 

Different visual associations emerge in our mind when we are
asked to define what means “home”. During our art therapy
online session, we are going to let these associations flow and
express them on a plain A4 paper sheet. The session will start
with the brief introduction and breathing exercise that help us to
activate our creative energy. Then each of us can express
her\his understanding of “home” using any tools which leave
traces on paper. At the end we will have discussion about what
we have created.

The session does not aim to provide a universal definition of
what “home” is, but rather emphasises the multiplicity of
individual opinions and their visual representations.
The sessions will take place four (4) times – 28.07; 30.07; 31.07;
at 11:00-11:40 (CET) and 01.08 at 11.30-12.10 CET in Zoom.

Please note that by attending the session you give your consent to use the following data for the project’s purposes: recording the sessions (all records will never be published, will be stored by the author until the 31th of August and then deleted); photos of you creative works (please send photos to sasha201@tlu.ee ) and snippets from your oral explanations of them.

The project will be published on http://www.sasha-art.com and
including photos of the creative works with short descriptions
based on the oral explanations. Names of the participants will
not be published.

C1 Aleksandra Ianchenko: Art Therapy Online Session 3/4 July 31st 11.00 CET

Aleksandra Ianchenko
 
What is “home”?
Art Therapy Online Session
 
!!! 8 participant limit !!!
 
The participants should register in Google Forms
 
 
 
The registration is needed to limit the number of participants and to collect data (country, gender, email) which will be used for the repost later.
After the registration the participants will receive a link to Zoom Meetings!
 
 

Different visual associations emerge in our mind when we are
asked to define what means “home”. During our art therapy
online session, we are going to let these associations flow and
express them on a plain A4 paper sheet. The session will start
with the brief introduction and breathing exercise that help us to
activate our creative energy. Then each of us can express
her\his understanding of “home” using any tools which leave
traces on paper. At the end we will have discussion about what
we have created.
The session does not aim to provide a universal definition of
what “home” is, but rather emphasises the multiplicity of
individual opinions and their visual representations.
The sessions will take place four (4) times – 28.07; 30.07; 31.07;
at 11:00-11:40 (CET) and 01.08 at 11.30-12.10 CET in Zoom.

Please note that by attending the session you give your consent to use the following data for the project’s purposes: recording the sessions (all records will never be published, will be stored by the author until the 31th of August and then deleted); photos of you creative works (please send photos to sasha201@tlu.ee ) and snippets from your oral explanations of them.

The project will be published on http://www.sasha-art.com and
including photos of the creative works with short descriptions
based on the oral explanations. Names of the participants will
not be published.

C1 Aleksandra Ianchenko: Art Therapy Online Session 2/4 July 30th 11.00 CET

Aleksandra Ianchenko
 
What is “home”?
Art Therapy Online Session
 
!!! 8 participant limit !!!
 
The participants should register in Google Forms
 
 
 
The registration is needed to limit the number of participants and to collect data (country, gender, email) which will be used for the repost later.
After the registration the participants will receive a link to Zoom Meetings!
 
 

Different visual associations emerge in our mind when we are
asked to define what means “home”. During our art therapy
online session, we are going to let these associations flow and
express them on a plain A4 paper sheet. The session will start
with the brief introduction and breathing exercise that help us to
activate our creative energy. Then each of us can express
her\his understanding of “home” using any tools which leave
traces on paper. At the end we will have discussion about what
we have created.


The session does not aim to provide a universal definition of
what “home” is, but rather emphasises the multiplicity of
individual opinions and their visual representations.
The sessions will take place four (4) times – 28.07; 30.07; 31.07;
at 11:00-11:40 (CET) and 01.08 at 11.30-12.10 CET in Zoom.


Please note that by attending the session you give your consent to use the following data for the project’s purposes: recording the sessions (all records will never be published, will be stored by the author until the 31th of August and then deleted); photos of you creative works (please send photos to sasha201@tlu.ee ) and snippets from your oral explanations of them.


The project will be published on http://www.sasha-art.com and
including photos of the creative works with short descriptions
based on the oral explanations. Names of the participants will
not be published.

C1 Aleksandra Ianchenko: Art Therapy Online Session 1/4 July 28th 11.00 CET

Aleksandra Ianchenko

What is “home”?

Art Therapy Online Session

!!! 8 participant limit !!!
 
The participants should register in Google Forms:
 
The registration is needed to limit the number of participants and to collect data (country, gender, email) which will be used for the repost later.
After the registration the participants will receive a link to Zoom Meetings!

Different visual associations emerge in our mind when we are
asked to define what means “home”. During our art therapy
online session, we are going to let these associations flow and
express them on a plain A4 paper sheet. The session will start
with the brief introduction and breathing exercise that help us to
activate our creative energy. Then each of us can express
her\his understanding of “home” using any tools which leave
traces on paper. At the end we will have discussion about what
we have created.


The session does not aim to provide a universal definition of
what “home” is, but rather emphasises the multiplicity of
individual opinions and their visual representations.
The sessions will take place four (4) times – 28.07; 30.07; 31.07;
at 11:00-11:40 (CET) and 01.08 at 11.30-12.10 CET in Zoom.

Please note that by attending the session you give your consent to use the following data for the project’s purposes: recording the sessions (all records will never be published, will be stored by the author until the 31th of August and then deleted); photos of you creative works (please send photos to sasha201@tlu.ee ) and snippets from your oral explanations of them.

The project will be published on http://www.sasha-art.com and
including photos of the creative works with short descriptions
based on the oral explanations. Names of the participants will
not be published.

C1 Simona Orinska, Laura Feldberga, Sabīne Moore: Blooming – Out. July 28th 19.00 – 20.00 CET

PERFORMANCE

The main performance video stream will be available on Facebook:

facebook.com/performancescentrs/live/

As well as on the individual Instagram accounts of the artists:
@LVPerformanceArtCentre
@Laura.Felberga
@The_Water_Flower

The project “Blooming – Out “will be realized by artists Laura
Feldberga, Simona Orinska and Sabine Moore. The main idea is to
make online performance, based on personally strong impact of virus
to our imagination, psyche, emotions, sensations, and socialization. As
you know bird watching in the spring, we will do the same with human
like-flower shapes in different environment (personal homes,
landscape), using as well performance art as well butoh principles.
Blooming and opening – this is a way of pleasure and pain,
experiencing controversial emotions moving from the deep of shadows
to the clearness of the sunshine, going out of home, isolation, and
moving to unknown situation which is life. Slowly, naturally and
authentically we will break the ice and numb position, trying to reach
more lively & vivid state of body-mind. The sound will be based on the
project “Waterflower”, as well live improvisation, using electronic, voice,
real plants.