Arnis Aleinikovas: LUCIDITY in Kaunas
You try going to a RAVE party as a spectator and see what happens.
The performative show is a summary of Arnis Aleinikovas‘s month-long residency at the Wrocław Institute of Culture within the EU Magic Carpets platform.
The title LUCIDITY means “the ability to think clearly,” which, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, is described as a momentary experience. The performers of the show participated in the workshops led by Arnis Aleinikovas in Wroclaw, Poland. During the workshops they were able to explore this state through movement techniques including ecstatic movement, automatic writing and long meditative dance in a rave rhythm. The whole process played an extremely important role in the creation of the final performance LUCIDITY, which combines all the methods of body work learned. Individual movements developed by workshop participants, as well as texts and visualizations, will be used in the show.
Since the 1990s, electronic music parties have become a remedy for many generations, and LUCIDIT breaks down sequences of repetitive movements, tempo changes, body micro-movements, and invites us to reflect on the role in times of technological acceleration, and what processes can be subjected to in the age of artificial intelligence development?
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The aesthetics of meditative practices, techno and rave parties, will put us in an ecstatic state where the body surrenders to the rhythm and can move freely. Dance will also become one form of escape to a place on the borderline between dream and reality, a relaxed and tense body, darkness and light. The first floor of Meno Parkas will become a dance floor with colorful and flashing lighting, artificial smoke and fluorescence.
Friday 17 March at 7 pm and Saturday 18 March at 7 pm | performance LUCIDITY | Gallery Meno Parkas
Premiered at Barbara center in Wroclaw, Poland in January, 2023.