artists & curators collective
Ūmėdė is x⬳disciplinary symposium for emerging art & related matters and takes its name from the Lithuanian name of the mushroom Russula.
The first iteration of the festival-like event in mid-November is questioning “What happened after the meteorite of the Anthropocene has hit contemporary art, and bioactivists together with AI and XR have exploded the discourse formerly known as media art?“
Ūmėdė in the pre-event during AE Garden will bring critical roots (background) to it, experimenting and reflecting how we can stay together in one space with humans and non-humans in post-pandemic times.
By making it we are also thinking about what kind of formats are possible today for the x-disciplinary festival. Initiator of this festival Vytautas Michelkevičius was running a series of 9 Inter-format Symposiums in Nida Art Colony (2011-2019) with an aim to bridge the gap between academic and art events and find a relevant platform for knowledge production and sharing in art and science.
In the discussion panel: artist & speculative designer Julijonas Urbonas, artist Ignas Pavliukevičius, artist and composer Gailė Griciūtė, TBA
Moderator: Dr. Vytautas Michelkevičius
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Vytautas Michelkevičius (moderator)