Based on the values of circularity and rotation, we propose a one-week residency in Lithuania for textile artists during spring 2023, followed by a one-month mentored residency in Peñafiel from September 30th to October 28th. A list of activities related to textile arts and community experience will be proposed by the organizers, such as foraging, batik, or food storytelling. Regional artists will open their studios and present their sustainable practices integral to their creative pursuits, while locals, as well as museum guides, will take us on tours to learn the history of the place and the nature around it.
Residency in May 2024
OPEN CALL COMING IN FEBRUARY
Residency in September-October 2024
OPEN CALL COMING IN MARCH
Despite the globality of our concerns (climate change, depopulation of rural areas, or artistic creation in times of precariousness), we believe the action must start from the local. Just as we consider the old an inseparable part of the new, we don't understand the part without the whole. Therefore, we both mentors start this wandering project from our roots, trying to make use of spaces that we know are empty in our places of origin: Rainiai, a less than 1000 habitant village in the Samogitia area of Lithuania, and Peñafiel, a 5000 habitant town in the middle of Castile and Leon.
Why textile art?
Gudrita Lapė is a visual artist focusing on biodegradable matters. Born in Lithuania, raised in Iceland, and is currently based between Iceland and Spain. Since the time in her mother’s womb, she has been a fatalistic nomad and it inevitably plays a major role in her creative process. Upcycled, foraged, tactile objects with a sense of nostalgia are her intuitive comrades in the art world where she creates mobile installations and ritualistic performances. She has lived on different continents and studied in Iceland, Germany, Lithuania, and Spain, from fine arts, sociolinguistics & multilingualism to digital fabrication. She has participated in various group and solo shows in these countries as well as organized her mini-performance festival in a community space in Sabadell, Spain. She is currently organizing sensorial food and innovative material workshops.