Starting a New Page

Lately I was having a very creative period with lots of ideas for new workshops, products, festivals and other crazy ideas!

But just before this great moment of clarity, I was feeling a bit stuck. There were so many new ideas forming in my head, but not taking any direction really. I had a few ideas for new workshops, but as I was putting down my thoughts on paper, they were not so clear anymore. I also wanted to reorganise my creative activities, in order to become more focused, but I was not able to put my thoughts in the right places.

But then one day, while listening to my husband creating music, I suddenly felt an urge to draw… took a nice piace of paper and started constructing lines, that formed triangles, patterns became more complex as I was filling in the page. During this time I had a flow of ideas, things that were sitting in the back of my mind for a while now were coming out like crazy. I started writing them down, filling in pages of my notebook. Those were realisations about the path I wanted to follow in my creative activities, crystallised ideas for the new workshops, and just a general good feeling of relieve. By letting my unconscious take over, I freed my mind!

Now I feel like starting a new page.

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Notebook Workshop – 12th of April, 18.00, Ideas Block, Vilnius, LT

12th of April we are having a second notebook workshop at Ideas Block LT. You are invited to come at 18.00. We will start with a cup of tea and some interesting talks.

Come and make yourself a fabric cover notebook! We will provide you with all the necessary tools and materials. However, you are more than welcome to bring your favoure fabric with you.

You will leave this workshop with a small notebook that will fit in your pocket.

Workshop price: 10 €

Workshop will be held in English and/or Lithuanian, depending on the requirements of the participants.

Workshop is suitable for all age groups.

Check out our Facebook event for more info.

We have a limited amount of spaces availabale, therefore, we recommend to secure your spot by registering. You can do that either by sending us a Facebook message to IdeasBlockLT, or e-mail to info@ideas-block.com.

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…

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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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