czwartek, 20 czerwca 2024




curated by Michał Libera and Konrad Smoleński

scores by Anton Lukoszevieze

Tour 1

or rather Anti-Tour with scores mounted on the flanks of the van, to be interpreted in the following towns, by the following artists:

13/07: DOM, Riga (Latvia) - Liene Rumpe, Lidija Zaneripa, Kristers Krūms (all artists are part of DOM gallery team) 

15/07: Suomenlinna (Finland) - Annika Fuhrmann

16/07: Kemiö, in front of Kulturhus Björkboda (Finland), 16.00-17.00 - Isto Rahkila, Antti Tolvi

19/07: Mooste (Estonia), 19.00 - John and Evelyn Grzinich

20/07: Strenči Sonification Station (Latvia) - Orbita Group 

21/07: Galera / UMI, Vilnius (Lithuania), 20.00 - Kristupas Gikas aka DJ Extended feat. Kazimieras Jušinskas

more details to come

VANISH is a mobile art gallery housed on the flanks of a MB W903 vehicle. The van serves as a canvas for paintings, drawings, screenings, but primarily as a platform for meetings and discussions with artists, collectors, curators, and the general public.

In the third season, main themes and inspirations will come from music and sound art circuits. From music, VANISH will borrow communication tools. First, the score. It will be pasted on the side panels of the gallery, where visual art works were in previous seasons. Second, VANISH will go on tours - one of the most emblematic ways of spreading music. However, the gallery will not serve as a means of transportation for travelling musicians. Equipped with the score, it will move from one location to another in quest for artists willing to interpret it in the gallery. Performances will be meticulously documented - audio and video - and published as a bootleg album of the tour, the third hint to the music world.

VANISH will also learn from sound art, especially from its attention to the physicality of the detail. In the first place - detail of the room. There is a long tradition of sound art investigations into acoustics of galleries. Sizes, shapes, surfaces, angles, materials - physical aspects of the room are not merely contexts of sound pieces, they are integral parts of their sonic content. In the third season we want to hear how all these acoustical features work in a gallery room that has four wheels, engine and a camshaft. We also want to find ways to document this sonic life of the gallery in a manner that would do just to its materiality. 

Bringing it all together makes the concept for this season of VANISH clear. It cannot be anything but circumnavigation. Going in circles. Loops. The gallery circles around Europe. The sound bounces around the gallery’s pipes, electric circuits and body. The score keeps on being interpreted again and again. We carry on following the details of these envelopes. In physics, circulation seems to encompass random vectors that emerge when the main current is being examined. We try to do the same.