About the symposium
International Symposium „Felt 2010”
Held at Alanta estate (Naujasodis, Moletai region) in 2010, the fourth felt symposium was dedicated to ecology and art relationships, inviting to ponder upon the relevant relations with primordial nature. Ecological approach was already seen in earlier projects of Baltos Kandys (The White Moths), such as Skūra (The Skin, 2001) and particularly Miškan (To the Woods, 2007-2008). This time, 17 participants of the symposium from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Norway and Greece aimed at being completely eco-friendly. The artists felted natural Lithuanian wool by hand and dyed it using natural dye only. Such limitations did not inhibit the fantasy of the artists. Their works created during the symposium were outstanding for conceptuality and variety of styles and forms. Spatial structures of felt (a dotted house, a twin-towel church, a crucifix, a stone) well suited the band patterns written in a felted string on the nearby lawn, while a sculpture from tree branches decorated with felt cocoon complemented clothing and other objects decorated with ethnographic motives by other authors.
Dc. Lijana Šatavičiūtė
Participants: Kristina Aas (NO), Arvydas Ališanka (LT), Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė (LT), Vitalis Čepkauskas (LT), Austė Jurgelionytė (LT), Karolina Kunčinaitė (LT), Miglė Lebednykaitė (LT), Rasa Leonavičiūtė (LT), Kaspars Lielgalvis (LV), Mari Maiste (EE), Karina Matiukienė (LT), Cleio – Anastasia Papaioannou (GR), Laura Pavilonytė (LT), Vidas Poškus (LT), Olympia Toptsidou (GR), Julija Vosyliūtė (LT)
Organizers: PI „White Moths“
Supporters: Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuanian Cultural Council, Museum of Moletai District, PI „Alanta School of Technology and Buisiness“, JSC "Litwool", JSC „Lonas“, graphic designer Marius Žalneravičius