A Workshop of your Choice!

Next workshops coming up at Ideas Block creative space & cafe:

Shibori dyeing workshop – 21st of November

Notebook workshop – 29th of November

I repeatedly organise workshops at Ideas Block and would like to do it even more often! Therefore I need your opinion. Please send me your feedback and ideas for a workshop you would like to attend. Challenge me!

So far I have been doing recurrent textiles dyeing and notebook binding workshops. Also previously I organised collage and Paper Stories workshops. Now I am thinking of combining some of the previous workshops into something new. Also I have ideas on organising Adobe Photoshop course.

Also if you wish to organise a workshop at your chosen location for an event or for your employees you are very welcome to contact me and we can arrange it!

Follow all upcoming events here and here!

And for now, see you soon in one of my workshops or Ideas Block, Pylimo 60, Vilnius!


Taigi artimiausios dirbtuvės nusimato šiomis dienomis, Ideas Block kūrybinėje erdvėje:

Tekstilės Shibori dažymo dirbtuvės – lapkričio 21 dieną

Užrašų knygučių dirbtuvės – lapkričio 29 dieną

Nuolat organizuoju kūrybines dirbtuves Ideas Block ir norėčiau tai daryti dar dažniau! Todėl reikia jūsų nuomonių ir patarimų. Siūlyk idėjas dirbtuvėms, kuriose norėtum sudalyvauti. Challenge me!

Iki šiol nuolatos organizavau pasikartojančias tekstilės dažymo bei užrašų knygučių dirbtuves. Taip pat anksčiau surengiau koliažų bei Popieriaus istorijų dirbtuves. Dabar norėčiau šį bei tą apjungti ir sukurti kažką naujo. Dar planuoju organizuoti Adobe Photoshop dirbtuves greitu metu.

Jei norėtumėt suoraganizuoti dirbtuves savo pasirinktoje vietoje, kažkokiam renginiui ar savo darbuotojams, labai prašau kreiptis, tikrai galėčiau jums pagelbėti!

Sekite visus artėjančius užsiėmimus ir renginius čia ir čia!

Na o kolkas, iki greito pasimatymo vienose iš mano dirbtuvių ar Ideas Block kūrybinėje erdvėje, Pylimo 60, Vilniuje!

Notebook Workshops in Vilnius and Klaipėda

This summer I am getting more and more involved with workshops and kids camps and I can tell you that it feels very rewarding. So I continue with that.

There are two notebook workshops coming up soon:

Join one of these workshops and learn how to bind a fabric cover notebook. We will provide you with all the necessary tools and materials. However, you are more than welcome to bring your favourite fabric with you! At the end of one of these workshops you will have a small cute notebook that will fit in your pocket.

 

Collage Workshop at ideas Block, June 13th, 18.30

June 13th I am inviting you all to have some fun creating collages at Ideas Block!

Collage is a great way to go deep into your fantasy world, combining a variety of materials, gluing, stitching, folding, cutting…

Create spatial forms, patterns, textures and colours not only from papers and photographs, but also various fabrics and objects, using different techniques.

Collage does not have limits and we invite you to not have them either!

All the materials and tools will be provided, but if you have in mind any interesting materials or objects you would like to use – bring them with you!

Workshop duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Fee: 10 €

There is no age limit for this workshop so join in!

Workshop will be held in LIthuanian and/or English (depending on the requirements of the participants).

Event on Facebook can be seen here.

Due to the limited amount of spaces it is best to register for the workshop.
Register by sending a message to Ideas Block LT or email to info@ideas-block.com.


Koliažų dirbtuvės Ideas Block erdvėje – birželio 13 dieną.

Koliažas – tai puikus būdas nuklysti savo fantazijų keliais, jungiant skirtingas medžiagas, klijuojant, siuvinėjant, lankstant, pjaustinėjant…

Kviečiame kurti erdvines formas, raštus, spalvas ir tekstūras ne tik iš nuotraukų ar skirtingų popierių, bet ir įvairiausių audinių ar objektų, naudojant skirtingas technikas.

Koliažas neturi ribų, tad kviečiame ir jus jas pamiršti!

Medžiagomis ir įrankiais pasirūpinsime mes, tačiau jei turi įdomių objektų ar medžiagų, kuriuos norėtum panaudoti – būtinai atsinešk!

Dirbtuvių trukmė – 1.5 – 2 valandos

Kaina: 10 €

Šioms dirbtuvėms amžiaus apribojimų nėra, tad prisijunk!

Užsiėmimas vyks lietuvių arba/ir anglų kalba (pagal dalyvių pageidavimus).

Renginys Facebooke.

Dėl riboto vietų skaičiaus, rekomenduojame registruotis į užsiėmimą iš anksto.
Registruotis galima siunčiant žinutę Ideas Block LT arba el. laišką į info@ideas-block.com

Spring Sale!

Spring Sale!

Spring is the best time for new beginnings, therefore, it’s also a perfect time to get yourself something special, perhaps a unique handmade item. All the way till June everything at Liucija Textiles Etsy shop is on sale, so hurry up and get your favourite scarf, notebook or a pillow cover.

Order my handmade goods through Etsy and get a 50% discount. All you need to do is enter a coupon code SPRINGSALE at the checkout. Offer is valid when you buy products worth 20 € or more.

Language – Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition in Collaboration with Roberto Becerra

We still have our first exhibition, called Language, running at the new creative space we opened just a few weeks ago – Ideas Block LT, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Showing from Feb 9 to March 9, 2017. Work in collaboration with Roberto Becerra.

About the exhibition

Language is energy. Through voice and language energy is transferred. With different purposes is this energy expressed, molded and conveyed. From a certain perspective, language is only energy what we utter and use it to communicate with others.

Such energy reaches our sensorial input, and its processed as mere impulses, in a way loosing all meaning or sense, until it is interpreted, decoded or understood by the brain structures trained in a set of sound patterns.

Language is nature. It is a natural treat of organisms, and it evolves to its fullest potential, restrained only by the characteristics of the vehicle that carries it. In this vein, language is a shared feature that fulfills the same objective regardless of the species or, in the case of humans, national/cultural tongue.

Information is shared, communication is achieved, messages are transmitted, and the medium is this energy transfer embedded in language and vocal expressions.

Language is flow. This transmission of information is happening in a stream of energy that is emitted and received.

In this installation theses ideas are hinted by means of a long, cylinder-like shape, from floor to ceiling, in the centre of the gallery, made from fabric, dyed producing organic patterns, with tree sections in the base, and light moving inside as a sort of up and downwards flow.

To enhance the concept of the energy content in the voice and language, the sculpture picks up the sound of its surroundings, which in the context of the installation and gallery is made up of people’s voices. The audio is accumulated, looped and played back to the audience, so after time of operating and when excited by the audience’s voices, the installation starts to resonate, feed back on itself and pulsate.

(text and images by Roberto Becerra)

New Studio & Creative Space in Vilnius

Just a few days ago we finally inaugurated our creative space Ideas Block, located in Vilnius. It is a place where culture happens and ideas are fostered through various art and design practices, talks and workshops. Here we host interdisciplinary art exhibitions and sell handmade products by emerging designers, artists and makers.

It is a place where you can come to work, gather inspiration, meet like-minded people or simply enjoy a cup of coffee, a dessert, snacks or a drink.

We will be hosting cultural events, film nights and talks at Ideas Block. So stay updated and informed about our creative activities by following our Facebook page Ideas Block LT.

At the moment we are looking for artists, designers and other creative people wishing to take part in our events, exhibitions or sell work with us. Have a look at our Open Calls section on Ideas Block website to find out more. If you think you have something interesting to offer, get in touch!

Find out more about Ideas Block in Vilnius here.

These are a few moments from the opening…

Event at the Abandoned VIII Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania

Lithuania is full of abandoned spaces. Often these beautiful buildings, left to decay, hold a great potential for cultural and other purposes, yet to be discovered. I was happy to participate in an event held in one of these abandoned spaces in Kaunas, reviving and changing the face of the VIII Fort underground building. The event was organised by Kaunas Fortress Association and Šilainiai Project.

Here I presented my earlier works from Layers of Light interior textiles collection. Just this time it was placed in a completely different surrounding from that of the original purpose. It was an experiment of bringing fragile and delicate pieces into a dark monumental space of the VIII Fort.

The artworks explore transparency, layers and reflections of patterns and light. Fabrics of different thickness, transparent and opaque plastics are combined with screen printing, embroidery and laser cutting techniques to create complex structures.

The collection, inspired by folk ornaments, placed in the old fort building gained new meanings and links with history and culture.

My partner, Roberto Becerra, who is a multimedia and sound artist, also participated in this event, bringing life to the abandoned space using sounds and light. Read more about his work here, and listen to the sounds of his performance here.

To see more images from this event and the works by other artists, please visit I/O Facebook page, where we share our collaborative work with Roberto Becerra. To find out about future events, please follow my Facebook and Instagram accounts.

 

Neurogenesis Art Installation for Lights Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania

Last weekend I took part in the annual lights festival Beepositive in Vilnius, Lithuania. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary artist Roberto Becerra we created an art installation based on this year’s theme – Nature’s Industry. The subject perfectly matched both of our interests, being a recurrent topic of personal work and research.

Our interdisciplinary textiles and light installation Neurogenesis (the growth and development of nervous tissue) invites to explore exponentially developing Artificial Intelligence industry. An industry that successfully uses nature’s structures in order to become an independent organism, leading its own life, surpassing the skills and intelligence of humanity, reaching the technology singularity.

This illuminated 3D textiles composition represents the current perception and understanding of the human brain structure, illustrating the flow of electrical impulses, becoming an independently functioning entity.

The installation was made of layered fabrics and threads imitating the neural network with energy travelling through the LED lights, programmed to change their speed depending on the sounds picked up from the surroundings.

Our piece was installed in a forest, connecting with the trees around, blending in with its root-like structures of the brain. This natural structure became a subject of interpretation, the viewers found it was resembling a spider-web, tree branches or other structures, which only strengthens the idea of everything around being composed of the same natural patterns.

 

ideasblock – Creative Inspiration Blog

I know I was gone for a little while, but things right now are anything, but usual. Therefore, my schedules are non existent (just like before) and I am occupied with other things, about which I am going to tell you…

It already has been over a month since we left Tijuana. Right now we are temporarily based in Leon, where my husband’s family is from. At the moment I am not creating any new work (unless for some particular requests or sales), but instead focusing on my web looks, research and other interesting things.

As you might know I also have an inspiration blog, where I share creative information and interviews with artists, designers and makers, as well as interesting places and events. Lately I have been working on the new look for ideasblock website. Now it is ready for the public! I still have some ideas for its development, but everything needs some time. So for now, I would like to invite you to have a look at the new representation of the blog.

Find it here.

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ideasblock website

Goodbye Party – Event. Material and Product Sale

It is the time for a new stage in personal and creative life – we are leaving Tijuana, where we lived for the past 2 years. Heading for new adventures!

For this occasion I will be having an event on the 12th of March at Estudio164 in Tijuana. It is a goodbye party and an art garage sale. Here I am planing to sell and give away things that I can’t take with me, such as materials, books and some of my handmade products. I would be happy to find new homes for all these items that kept me company for a while, and now are ready to travel, become parts of new stories.

Things you might find at the event:

  • Paints, ink, paintbrushes, pencils and pens
  • Fabrics (plain and hand dyed)
  • Paper
  • Art and other interesting books
  • Art pieces and handmade products

And of course there will be some snacks and drinks + fun!

Here is the poster (in Spanish) and the page for the event. See you there!

Venta de garage