The 8th international festival Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE'11: REWIND-PLAY-FORWARD is a platform for interrelations between visual and performing arts, as well as between art, science and industry: 10 days conference with lectures, workshops, excursions; 7 days dance theater program; Fluxus happenings' week, public art activities will unite artists and empower the local community and foreign visitors for the common experience in cultural [co]/[post]/production.
Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE'11: REWIND-PLAY-FORWARD is based on the concept of [con]textualized motion in time.
REWIND is a visual art and textile based exhibitions and practices. Which are split into three parts. REWIND HISTORY dealing with historical and educational aspects. REWIND PERSONAL STORY will present competition-based selection of artists and artists invited to present their work. REWIND INTO THE FUTURE will concentrate on the experimental aspect of the textile arts, artists were selected by competition and personal invitation. PLAY is an interdisciplinary performance program, which invited visual artists and choreographers to work together in order to present a performance.
FORWARD is a meeting point between education, science and research, presenting workshops, lectures and creative meetings.
8th Kaunas biennial Textile'11: REWIND-PLAY-FORWARD will expand in the sense of interdisciplinary format. Program will ensure to artists and audience the interrelated activities between visual and performing arts (contemporary dance performances will produced during workshops with textile artists / according to their artistic stories ), among art, design, and science (smart and high-tech textile will be presented in visual way (exhibition), collaborative-educative way (workshops), scientific way (international conference), as well as between art and industry (some of the exhibits will be re-produced at factories, innovations of textile industry will be presented at conference, as well as new trends in pure arts). Biennials' direct activities (performance workshops, plays and exhibitions) will be implemented in several European countries: Lithuania, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Estonia. Kaunas biennial will extend its program in partners' countries and European Culture Capital cities - Tallinn (2011) and Guimar„es (2012) and will make a conceptual and consultative input into partners' initiative to establish Textile Triennial in Portugal (2012).
Contact person: Virginija Vitkienė, Chief executive and curator, email@example.com ; +37061256171
Organization: Kaunas Artists' Support Fund