JUSTINA NEKRASAITE
PROJECTS

Eighteen.29 is a space that organised experiences and exhibitions in the Amsterdam-West. The space continued operating until the summer of 2017.
Eighteen.29 is a living room in a private apartment dedicated to bringing artists and hosts together to create programming that is the product of an experiment.
Through site-specific events, Eighteen.29 works to tell stories that inspire curiosity.
Eighteen.29 is organised by Justina Nekrašaitė.

 

 

In the place who likes it in your face
Opening: Friday 16th June 2017 - 19:29 

The 6th and the last edition of Eighteen.29 with Wei-Ling, Chun-Han, Sandra Stationyte, Dorota Radzimirska, Arta Balina and Yulia Ratman. 
Music by Cast Glass and Navz Swan.

 

material space is weaving

on the daily life details

immaterial space resonating

 

with the fragility of our light and darkness

 

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Wei-Ling and Chun-Han work intuitively in relation to given situations, and search for a balanced state of “being with”.
For them, the body is not only the medium in which performances bear fruit but also a subject of its own. The sun sets, and the darkness fades in… 




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While falling into the experience of the currently varying and unreal environment, D.A.Y reveals other ways of looking beyond the image. D.A.Y. is an art collective consisting of three artists - Dorota Radzimirska, Arta Balina and Yulia Ratman. D.A.Y. crosses the borders that often accompany “unspoken deals”. The artists of D.A.Y. are interested in investigation and reflection on contemporary lifestyles and social norms. Led by desire, D.A.Y develops a new language that questions the given. Yesterday, today and the coming day are D.A.Y.'s directions, and yet not limitations. 



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Sandra Stanionytė earned a Master’s degree in Sculpture and Performance from the Royal College of Art in London, UK. She is a performance artist who uses her body as both site and instrument, as a meeting ground of action and the material. She empowers material zeitgeists as carriers that mess up and disturbs the body’s sanctity while questioning social and political constructs in various contexts.

(photos will be updated soon)

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The cinematic “crossover” music of Cast Glass is the brainchild of the Dutch/German composers Marco Mlynek & Marc Alberto. With their small orchestra of live electronic and orchestral instruments, Cast Glass builds musical worlds full of secrets to be discovered. Alberto & Mlynek’s musical language is hard to grasp in clunky terms like “fusion”: their roots in Minimal, neo-classical, electronica, jazz, hip-hop and improv are fluently cast into a new shape.

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Navz is currently a Ph.D. student in economics working on poverty elevation research in India. He is also an electronic music producer and works under the artist name “Navz2.1”. In his spare time, he works on his journalistic project “Bizarre Culture”, an independent magazine focusing on the environment, human rights, culture, travel, and arts.




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In the place who likes it in your face
Opening: Friday 10th March 2017 - 19:29 

The 5th edition of Eighteen.29
Eighteen 29 is pleased to present Vytautas Kumža and Tiziana Krüger duo show.

Live music performance
Starts 21:00

The exhibition 'In the place who likes it in your face' has been created specifically for the project space Eighteen 29.
Extract:

(…)

V: "constructed images“

T: „by society“

V: „self-representation“

T: „and appearance“

V: „Desire“

T: „ergo expectations“

V: „building, reconstructing“

T: „and performing (…)

VYTAUTAS KUMŽA (LT) is analysing the differences between objects and it’s representation in photography. In his work you can see fascination for a perfect life and setting, which is coming from an interest in sales catalogues, brochures and cheap advertising campaigns. Currently studying in Photography department at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 2016 was selected and nominated for the European Photography Award. 

Over the past year, V. Kumža works were exhibited at Kunstverein Siegen (Germany), Fondazione Fotografia in Modena (Italy), Studio 47 (Netherlands), Punt WG (Netherlands), Si:said gallery (Lithuania) and “Unseen” photography festival.

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TIZIANA KRÜGER (DE) will graduate this year from the photography department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.
Her works often involve performative elements. The junction of video, image and object is a current engagement of hers.

During the past years, T. Krüger was part of numerous group shows, including Studio47 (Netherlands), PuntWG (Netherlands), Unseen festival (Netherlands) and a book showcase at the gallery ErsterErster (Germany).

 

R-MULLER (Live performance)

R-Muller is Rutger Muller's studio for contemporary/spiritual music, mainly based on shaping contrasts between acoustic instruments and digital transformations. Through that process, transcendental sound worlds are carved from the stress of globalised digital culture. R-Muller's aesthetic builds upon modern classical ideas such as minimalism and atonalism, but also touches on the dissonance of asian instrumentation and the tribal nature of techno.
www.r-muller.com
facebook.com/rmullermusic
soundcloud.com/r-muller-music

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IVY VANDERVORST (DJ set) 

Ivy Vandervorst is a Vocalist and DJ and her taste in music is quite eclectic. She loves the diversity in music and mixing styles from the last 6 centuries. She will play a short DJ set to end the evening. What she will bring to our ears we don't know exactly... but it will definitely be something Deep, Chill and Danceable and maybe even a Disco twist...
www.facebook.com/ivy.vandervorst
www.soundcloud.com/ivyvandervorst
www.ivyvandervorst.com



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PLUG it in
Opening: Friday 27th January 2017 - 19:29 

 

The 4th edition of Eighteen.29
Video works by Julia Sokolnicka, Iztok Klančar and Lia Satzinger

Live music performance
Starts 21:00

JULIA SOKOLNICKA is a Polish artist based in Amsterdam. She is an experimental and documentary filmmaker and an author of music and dance videos.

“Show of the Digital Nomads” titled THE TECHNO

For Eighteen.29 Julia will present a second mix of her live mixed documentary, a graduation project from Master of Film at Nederlandse Filmacademie. "Digital Nomads" is a growing archive of conversations and scenes from lives of culturally active youth from big cities around the globe. The experimental documentary tries to re-define unification of culture and investigates the role of gentrification in mechanisms of counter culture. The mix will include portraits of artists behind the techno scene of New York, Berlin and Amsterdam. 

IZTOK KLANČAR was born in Slovenia and is based in Amsterdam. He is a storyteller who works with video, photography and text.

“Dark Marrow”
Music by Lifecutter

Once in a while I would spend an evening with my two best girlfriends. With the curtains drawn we would drink wine or vodka and talk about love and our men. One of us would usually shed a tear for romances long gone and after that we would laugh. I would set up the camera and film them while they danced.

They simply keep going, fierce Suzanne and sweet Beverly. Travelling down, where it’s warm. I’m not there, it’s just them, performing.

They keep going.


LIA SATZINGER

Lia works with the capacity of found space to offer a series of interpretations, narratives and visual, aesthetic performances. Her interventions explore a potential domain of possibilities that derives from the complexities of the spatial realities that surround us. A deconstruction of what we expect space to be, followed by the reconstruction of the unexpected. The pieces she deploys are in constant dialogue with the spaces they occupy, inviting the viewer into a story by offering distinct narratives.

“Breaking the grid”
With reference to the book “The Edifice Complex” by Deyan Sudjic, this movie calls to attention the psychological and visual power architecture can have over its viewer. Not only does architecture house us, it also portrays the hopes, beliefs, dreams and mindsets of its time. The film “Breaking the Grid” uses experimental filming and projection methods to portray architectural images of the past. The strong grid-like structures of modern architecture are broken down via the movement of the actual projection surface. In this way the film also aims to question the idea of moving image and film itself.

Chris Meighan (live performance)

Chris Meighan is a visual artist who works with technological research as an artistic medium. Over the course of the last year he has designed and constructed a unique electronic musical instrument that fits inside a brown Samsonite briefcase from the 1980s. He will play an experimental and yet eminently danceable minimal techno/electro set to wake the souls of hibernating robots on the dark disco floors of cyberspace.

Wisefire (live performance)

He like his Chiptune upbeat, melodic and with a kick to it. Influenced by acid and electro, Wisefire’s message is simple “All I require is that you Dance”.




Daniel Dmyszewicz, Kolima
Opening: Friday 4th November - 18:29 

Old Men in Khaki (live jazz performance)
Starts 21:00





"There was a man who filled his house with sculptures; he had made them because he wanted to live with them, to keep them close to him. No one had seen or known about these sculptures until he passed away and other people entered his house.

This story of what we would call an ‘outsider’ artist intrigued me seamlessly, the idea that someone would make something without even considering showing it to others. It seems that for this man his own capability to make something was enough to justify the existence of what he made. The thought comes to mind that these things must have been so authentic, untouched by ideas of what art is or should be, born out of the judgment of a single person. 

Yet the story isn’t complete without the ending, in which others open up the house after the man passes away, and they gorge their eyes on these things that have been made in such a secluded manner, and they take them out of their context and share them with the world."

Daniel Dmyszewicz

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Old Men in Khaki (live jazz performance)
Starts: 21:00

Take two jazz trained instrumentalists and let them pretend they were rock and roll singers/songwriter. Old Men In Khaki is a teenager-friendly post-jazz/improv duo from Amsterdam, in a high-energy unplugged setting.

Music by:
Andrius Dereviancenko (LT) - saxophone
Dario Trapani (ITA) - acoustic guitar

 



Eun Kyoung Hwang, The New Cemetery
Opening: Friday 21st Octoberber - 18:29 

Live music performance
Starts 21:00



"Death is the transition for those that took care of the world and us before us. People who touched us, we like to remember and keep among the living. We should create a place where we appreciate the feeling of their being.
Form and icons can express the being of those who passed on, free from culture and strict rules we need a place where we can celebrate life with them, where we are one with all who cared before us.
Celebrate with them our ongoing journey and share the wisdom they gathered.
A place where death is soft, appreciated and accepted. The new cemetery project will transform the current rigid cemeteries in places of beginning for all living."

Eun Kyoung Hwang

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"iekelspiekel" (live performance) 

Adam Lempel "Sidrassi Organ" (live performance) 

 

Dominykas Canderis, ?Perverting 
Opening: Friday 16th September - 18:29 

"Orphax" (live performance)
Starts 21:00





We are living every day and every day we pervert our lives. Our (e)motions cause deviant and distorted beliefs, they corrupt or debase, instead of uplifting us; they lead us astray, into judgments that are false. They form a sort of confrontation with our own actions, to how we construct our point of view, interests, hobbies, frankness. Stretching, distorting and transforming, showing a reality that is false, or one that is unperceivable? Perversion could then be interpreted as a narrative way of gaining insight in our discomfort with pornography, religion from the way they are depicted here. Objects are placed in an apartment and entering into our intimacy, but does the atmosphere make us feel we are intruders? Do we feel like voyeurs? What does perverting mean here?

Dominykas Canderis (LT) is a student in the sculpture department of the Vilnius Academy of Arts and recently concluded an exchange program with the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. His works explore the topics of religion and sexuality and materialize through graphic design, new aesthetics and in product branding. 

Dominykas exposed on numerous occasions at national and international platforms such as Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), Art Academy of Latvia (Riga), Third International Art Festival of Young Artist Art Session (Kaliningrad), Malonioji 6 (Vilnius). 

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Orphax is Amsterdam based musician Sietse van Erve.

Sietse was introduced to electronic music in the early nineties. After playing around with tracker software, he eventually recorded his first music with beats and melodies in 1998, but soon lost interest in both. He started researching new sounds and new ways of working – always with an organic touch, often incorporating sounds that would be regarded by others as errors or mistakes, as life isn’t without errors either. In his most recent work time and spatiality become more important factors. In a lot of his work is loads of room for improvisation, which specifically live is the case. Due to his way of working the result is often an organic lo-fi form of drone and minimal music.

Some musical influences are Eliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Catherine Christer Hennix and Kassel Jaeger as well as folk and classical music from India and Tibet, mainly throat and overtone singing.

Besides making music, Sietse van Erve runs Moving Furniture Records and has curated concerts at home, at Amsterdam institute STEIM, De Ruimte, OCCII and more.

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