After arriving at Nida Art Colony after a long winded mini bus trip across Lithuania from Kaunas to Nida Art Colony I managed to get a somewhat sleepy snippet of the landscape. The 2am start to get to Stanstead Airport in time for the flight to Kaunas didn’t stop me from admiring the beautiful green patches of woodland, however the infinite grey stretches of road did become monotonous. None the less I was kept alert in the minibus by a rather intriguing Lithuanian radio station broadcasting Lithuanian renditions of Maria Carey and Madonna and was thrilled to arrive at the Colony in the early evening.
Once the six students from the Vilnius Academy and Vytutas Magnus University were settled we all met as a group in the communal area to be briefed on the weeks events. It was our first opportunity to meet each other before heading off out to Amber Bay for the flaming sculptures event as part of the Autumn Equinox. Listening to the colours crackling in the fire and watching the destruction of the sculptures in the reed beds slowly disintegrate into the water created a somewhat peaceful if not slightly curious start to the residency.
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FLAMING SCULPTURES @ NIDA 1 from Audit Chaos on Vimeo.