Closing event of international gathering of independent spaces Vilnius Meeting 2022: Schools & Gardens: Performative interludes evening at project space Swallow and SODAS 2123


On 29 April, 6pm to midnight, in various locations at SODAS 2123 (Vitebsko st. 21-23, Vilnius) a performative interludes evening will take place, with participants Tata Frenkel, Saulė Noreikaitė, Techniseptic (Jokūbas Čižikas), Gana2 (Antanas Dombrovskij), and others. The program is curated by project space Swallow.

This is a closing event of Vilnius Meeting 2022: Schools & Gardens, an international gathering of independent spaces and initiatives at SODAS 2123 (April 27-29th).

At 7:30 pm at project space Swallow, a performative lecture by TATA FRENKEL „Piece of Cake”. piece of unseen art (piece of education, a piece for you) will take place.

‚I suggest following the narratives of this performative lecture (or simply, performance) with eyes and ears. Artist’s (mine…) practice builds on a term “Unseen Arts”, so you can expect that all action is going to be based on it, and you can experience during the performance what these unseen arts are. The visuals of diagrams and maps (that I’ll show) all together with storytelling will form a recipe (a method) on how to leave yourself alone, how to express heaviness, how to speak in difficult times, what is apathy, what are these unseen arts, and what about this cake and this english idiom. Anyway.‘

Other interludes will be on all evening from6pmuntil midnightin different locations of SODAS 2123: Saulė Noreikaitė‘s performance video documentation „Links”, and interlude Irritated Hospitality Room.


SAULĖ NOREIKAITĖ performance’s video documentation „Links”(duration 17min, on loop the whole evening):
Newton’s third law states that when two bodies interact, they apply forces to one another that are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction.

Our bodies are not only carriers of spirit/soul/energy or any other living entity that you believe in. Also our bodies are not only complex biological mechanisms. They live and exist in correspondence to other bodies, objects, environments, cultures, sounds, smells, actions etc. They always exist together with something – in a sort of a dialogue; they exist in space and time, in sound and smell. It is impossible to define or explain them, as well as to reduce to any form or norm; they are in a mode of perpetual change, they decay, wear themselves out and rejuvenate; they are born and die. They exist in flux and mutual dependency.

By citing gestures of cheerleaders, musical films and military foot drills, the group of performers move through the city and shape a synchronised uniform body that creates mobile group sculptures as a response to the environment it is moving through.

Performers: Aleksandra Andrejauskaitė, Gabrielė Bagdonaitė, Viktoras Fedorenko, Alina Pilecka, Juozas Veiverys. Camera: Gvidas Bindokas


IRRITATED HOSPITALITY ROOM with Techniseptic (Jokūbas Čižikas), Gana2 (Antanas Dombrovskij), and others

This room accommodates two conflicting spaces – the lounge of the cultural centre Sodas 2123 and an improvised record store – that works according to the principles of an annoying neighbour who never turns down the volume of her experimental music. The room embodies the aesthetics of irritated hospitality – the by-product of the idea of smooth communal life and practical lack of patience.

Records played are recent releases from Lithuanian artists: Techniseptic – Techniseptic, Gana2 – A ! 004 // Fata For Gana.


Performative interludes evening is curated by Swallow project space.


Vilnius Meeting 2022: Schools & Gardens is organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association in partnership with SODAS 2123 and Kaunas 2022. LIAA activities funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality. The event is organised with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture. Main information partner – 15min.

Thanks to Vytautas Budzejus for technical equipment.

Design by Fausta Mikutaitė