17 March, 11am – 1pm
17 March, 6 – 8pm
23 March, 11am – 1pm
30 March, 11am – 1pm
To register your interest, email Premlata@spacestudios.org.uk.
Workshop duration: 2h
Come and join the award-winning Lithuanian artist Lina Lapelytė in these hands-on workshops that explore listening as a way of experiencing places, self, and others. During the session the group will be guided through practical exercises that will encourage you to engage more deeply with your aural surroundings. The group will explore a chosen location while activating different senses. During the second part of the workshop, we will be using newly written or existing texts to test out different methods of employing the voice and the body.
The workshops are part of an ongoing project that will result in a final exhibition in the gallery from May.
Note: The workshop will include a 20 min walk. If you would like to join in but may not be able to walk for the full 20 mins, please contact SPACE at Premlata@spacestudios.org.uk.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Premlata via email.
About the project
SPACE is pleased to welcome Lina Lapelytė for a six-month residency at its gallery, studios and event space in Ilford. Lina will be working towards a process-based sound work that will be made in collaboration with local residents, exploring the historical narratives of the borough. Using sound as a facilitating medium, Lina will explore different ways to gather people physically as well as sonically, investigating the local through global narratives of care.
About the artist
Lina Lapelytė’s (b.1984, works in Vilnius and London) performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes, and nostalgia. Her works engage trained and untrained performers often in an act of singing through a wide range of genres such as mainstream music and opera. The singing takes the form of a collective and affective event that questions vulnerability and silencing.
Lapelytė holds a BA in classical violin, a BA in Sound Arts, and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London.
In 2019 her collaborative work Sun & Sea (Marina) made together with Vaiva Grainytė and Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, curated by Lucia Pietroiusti won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale.
In 2020 Lapelytė received the national art and culture prize in Lithuania.
Lapelytė’s recent and ongoing works were shown at the 13th Kaunas Biennial (2021); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2021); BAM, New York (2021); MOCA, LA (2021); Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (2021); Tai Kwun, HK (2021); Glasgow International (2021); Riga Biennial – RIBOCA2 (2020); Lithuanian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, Venice (2019); Cartier Foundation gallery, Paris (2019); Kunsthalle Praha (2019); Waiting for another coming – CCA Ujazdowski, Warsaw (2018); Give up the ghost! – Baltic Triennial, Tallinn (2018); Moderna Museet, Malmo (2017); FIAC, Paris (2017); Baltic Pavilion, Venice Biennial, Venice (2016); Listening, Hayward touring show, Great Britain (2015); Block Universe, London (2015); Park Nights, Serpentine, London (2014); Baltic CCA, Newcastle (2014).
Read about Lina’s previous projects via the links below:
In partnership with Lithuanian Cultural Institute.
With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
In association with Idensitat, Rupert, Grey Area and Centro Huarte.