DAI Week nr. 2 ~ hosted by NAC on the Curonian Spit in Lithuania. November 4 till 15, 2021
UPDATE 12 NOVEMBER: YESTERDAY ALL OF US TOOK A COVID SELF-TEST - AND ALL OF US HAVE TESTED NEGITIVE. HOORAY!!
DAI WEEK 2 ~ from 4 to 15 November, 2021 at NAC (Nida, Lithuania)
(scroll for the day-to-day program)
What had initially been envisioned for the academic year 2019-2020, but got brutally disrupted by the pandemic, is finally happening NOW. Yesterday, November the 4th, Julia Morandeira and the students of her seminar, together with 4 members of the DAI team, were WARMLY welcomed by Egija Inzule, innovative director of NAC and our host for this DAI Week. We were made to feel "home" the moment we entered NAC's premises and soup was presented to us in beautiful in-housed produced bowls made of local clay and served on wooden tables made in the in-house wood workshop.
The rest of the gang will arrive in the coming days.
We are appreciative of the following tutors and guests, who are joining us all the way to this remarkable small strip of land, wedged in between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon and at walking distance from the border of the Russian enclave Kaliningrad Oblast:
How to do Things with Theory:
COOP study groups:
(in partnership with Bulegoa/zb, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, SAVVY Contemporary, sonsbeek20-24, State of Concept.)
Marwa Arsanios, Sagal Farah, Leon Filter, iLiana Fokianaki, Billy Fowo, Krista Jantowski, Snejanka Mihaylova, Laura Huertas Millan, Rory Pilgrim, Ying Que, Marianna Takou & COOP coordinated by Nikos Doulos (DAI, 2008). Remote: Amal Alhaag .
To read more about how the curriculum components structure our program you can consult our syllabus.
From the 8th to the 10th we will furthermore welcome (as listener) Karolina Rybačiauskaitė from Vilnius. Karolina is doing her Ph.D. in "Philosophy on the ecology of practices by Isabelle Stengers and its possible meeting points with current curatorial attempts to transform contemporary art practices".
DAI Week #2 Crew (making it all possible), present in Lithuania:
*senior program co-ordinator work spaces | technical support: Peter Sattler (DAI, 2016).
*co-ordinator travel arrangements Vinita Gatne (DAI, 2019) with our travel agent Hemminkways and our bookkeeper & financial assistant Corine van der Wal, while Rik Fernhout keeps track of any possible formal or official hurdles on DAI's pathways, in relation to travel-, health- and exam-regulations.
The detailed day-to-day program for the entire week at Nida Art Colony is to be found below.
PLEASE RETURN TO THE BULLETIN ON A DAILY BASIS AS THE SCHEDULE MAY BE UPDATED
Thursday 4 ~ Early Arrivals
- 20:00 Arrival Gabriëlle Schleijpen, Peter Sattler, Jacq van der Spek, assisted by Kastė Šeškevičiūtė, Julia Morandeira and her 11 students.
20:00 - 21:00 Dinner prepared by Gabija Balčiūnaitė.
Sunday 7 ~ Arrivals 49 students and the COOP Tutorial Teams
Departure DAI touring car from from Riga airport to Nida
arrival of students, COOP tutors and Nikos Doulos
20:30 - 21:30 Dinner prepared by Axe & Porridge
Monday 15 ~ Departure by DAI-coach to Riga airport.