The 7th Inter-format Symposium Along Lines, to be staged by Nida Art Colony on May 19- 22 2017, will reflect on the line as a very basic visual element and medium of knowledge. In the geopolitical context, the shoreline and borders of the Curonian spit, a group of artists, philosophers, scientists, archaeologists, dancers and musicians is invited to reflect on the contemporary means/gesture of the line facing fluctuating information, ecological changes and new territories. Using the line as a symbolic/metaphoric as well as analytical instrument the symposium presents different strategies to sketch and connect the world through methods of mapping, walking, drawing, recording, performing, swimming, writing, reading or singing.
Over three days and nights the transdisciplinary symposium engages in a dialogue between artistic, philosophical and scientific research with presentations and performances in the woods, between moving dunes, inside the various spaces of the Colony and on the coast lines (on the seaside and lagoon). This geological sight permanently generates cracks and traces. The different locations stimulate a further discussion of the topic and provide the ground for an assembly of fluctuating lines.
Curators: Thomas Thiel (DE) & Vytautas Michelkevičius
Nikolaus Gansterer (artist and researcher, author of the book “Drawing a Hypothesis”)
Marcus Steinweg (philosopher and artist)
Dr. Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt (art historian, editor of the book “Maciunas’ Learning Machines: From Art History to a Chronology of Fluxus”, and author of “Die Kunst Der Diagrammatik”)
Jessica Warboys (artist)
Morten Norbye Halvorsen (artist)
Awst & Walther (artists)
Lina Lapelytė (artist, musician, performer)
Vitalij Červiakov (artist)
Sven Johne (artist)
Ines Hochgerner (artist)
Raul Walch (artist)