Changing Climates – An Exhibition of Reflection

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Utställningen utforskar frågor om historia, ekologi, kultur och natur i en tid av klimatförändringar. Utställningen för samman internationella konstnärer och forskare. Dalia Mikonytė och Adomas Žudys film ”Blekinge Study” är ett av de verk som visas. Det producerades i höstas under konstnärsresidenset A.I.R. Blekinge. Utställningen produceras och finansieras av Media, Technology, and Culture Research Group, Avdelningen för spelutveckling, Högskolan i Skövde och The Seed Box, ett internationellt samarbete för miljöorienterad humaniora vid Linköpings universitet finansierat av Mistra och Formas. Utställningen pågår till 2 juni.

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Blekinge Study – Film

Artists: Dalia Mikonytė and Adomas Žudys
Sound: Pijus Džiugas Meižis
Technique: Photogrammetry/film/3D
Length: 26 min. loop
Production year: 2018
Part of the project: Collectors of European Cities.
Facilitator: A.I.R. Blekinge

Dalia Mikonytė and Adomas Žudys have developed a photogrammetry-based project about the cities of Europe. Photogrammetry is a technique that mixes photography and 3D-graphics. Merging moving images and synthetic sounds Dalia and Adomas create virtual and surreal cityscapes. By editing the models, introducing “glitch” aesthetics and glue different building facades together, surreal and ephemeral perspectives of city landscape are formed. Together they create a collage of fragmented memories of cities. They call themselves Collectors of the Cities.

Blekinge Study was created during the Artist’ Residency A.I.R. Blekinge 2018 during which they expanded their art project internationally and spread the idea of forgotten values and futuristic views in innovative and post-contemporary way.

Dalia Mikonytė and Adomas Žudys held a series of workshops in different places and with different groups of people in Blekinge, teaching the photogrammetry-technique to the participants. After the workshops the participants of many ages and cultures went out in the cities to take photos of a place or building that meant something special for them. Dalia and Adomas created 3D-objects out of these series of photos, and they also travelled in the region to scan new places and take own photos.

The film builds a suggestive and meditative atmosphere of Blekinge and combines the cultural heritage with digital technology. Their film collage-technique gather new perspectives on the area through fragments of both history and future. Their poetic and bit dystopic film is enhanced by the electronic music that allows you to dwell deeper into the region. There is a certain degree of chance in the project when the artists started to work in Blekinge. We can find art historic references in the Situationist movement where artist drifted around cities and used maps that where torn apart and reconstructed. The artists examined in a playful way how the city environments affected the senses and feelings – a psychogeography that later encouraged people to not be passive spectators, but to act.

In the future their film- collage from Blekinge might be re-mixed with other city-collages around Europe – a part of Karlskrona might appear in Vilnius, a part of Carrara in Olofström and so on.

Dalia Mikonytė and Adomas Žudys work as an artist duo. Dalia Mikonytė is a photographer and researcher and works with different themes such as personal experiences, feminism, identity and representation or signs and reality. Adomas Žudys mostly works with 3D-graphics and design, video mapping, street art projects, murals and stencils.

Changing Climates: an exhibition of reflection
Blekinge study is a part of the interdisciplinary exhibition Changing Climate at Marinmuseum, Karlskrona 23 May – 2 June 2019.

Blekinge Study was presented as a live performance by Dalia Mikonyte, Adomas Žudys and Pijus Džiugas Meižis during the international symposium Digital Urbanism November 2018 at Blekinge Institute of Technology. The film has been shown at Massmanska kvarnen/Kulturcentrum Ronneby; at Växtverket Olofström and as short films on Bus-TV on all buses of Blekingetrafiken in the entire region.

Blekinge Study was made with the support of Konst i Blekinge/Region Blekinge and Kulturcentrum Ronneby konsthall/Ronneby kommun.

Listen to the podcast Konst i Blekinge-podden where the art critic Dennis Dahlqvist interviews the residence-artists.
Konst i Blekinge-podden.