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!

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)

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.