From January 12 to February 27, the new media art exhibition “Burn Slow. Sound Art for Mental Well-being ”, in which visitors had the opportunity to listen to the sounds and video compositions created by the artists, as well as introspective – in their spiritual world.
The exhibition featured a selection of sound art from the international project Burn_Slow: Sound and Radio Art for Spiritual Well-being in the Nordic and Baltic Countries, as well as video art by Liepaja’s new media artists, which highlights current issues in society by trying to answer how to keep internal peace and mental health in times of pandemic insecurity and social isolation.
Exhibition curated by Krista Dintere and Anna Priedola.
Artists: Lelde Gūtmane, Diana Lelis, Krista Dintere, Andrejs Poikāns, Inga Salurand, Ivo Tauriņš, Evija Vēbere, Spāre Vītola, Milda Ziemane, Elza Zīverte, Vaira Obuka and Estere Savicka.
The process of disintegration is inevitable, but everyone has a choice – to burn or to rot in uniformity *. Destructive news, bright stimuli and rapid changes in today’s information space cause relentless irritation and burning longings, desires and constant choices. In response to this oversaturation of mental ecology, young artists are focusing on constructing healing soundscapes. In these worlds of sound, one can seek a sense of freedom and unprecedented bodily experience and rediscover oneself.
Burn without burning out.
The exhibition is organized by ASTE. Art, Science, Technology, Education in cooperation with Liepāja University Art Research Laboratory and Liepāja Museum. The exhibition was created with the support of the Liepaja City Municipality institution “Culture Department”. The works of art have been created within the framework of the international project #BURN_SLOW: sound and radio art for spiritual well-being with the support of the Nordic Council of Ministers in the Nordic Culture Point program. Support: “KUŠS”, sound absorption panels of natural materials for a favorable living space.
More on #BURN_SLOW: www.burn.aste.gallery
*referring to the phrase used by E. Smiļģis.