Curator in residence Vytautas Michelkevičius of Nida Art Colony from Lithuania

In January Satellietgroep visited Nida (Lithuania) as a preparation for the cooperation between Nida Art Colony (NAC) and Satellietgroep in 2014/2015. Both Satellietgroep and NAC are located in coastal transition areas, in which on local scale man-made ecosystems are enormously affected by worldwide prospects of climate change, shifting economics, politics and tourism. Nida Art Colony is located in the middle of Curonian Spit and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is a 100km long geological formation (a peninsula) of sand, dividing the Baltic Sea with it's salty water ecosystem, and the Curonian Lagoon with fresh water ecosystem. Therefore the specific issues of the site are raised to discuss the globally relevant problems.
Satellietgroep in collaboration with Nida Art Colony is currently developing the Inter-format Symposium at Nida in Lithuania called 'On Flux of Sand and Aquatic Ecosystems' in May.

Curator, art and media researcher, lector at Vilnius Academy of Art and former artist Vytautas Michelkevičius (LT) is currently resident at DCR Gueststudio in The Hague. He holds a PhD in Communication and Media studies from Vilnius University. Since 2011 he is artistic director of Nida Art Colony – artist in residency and experimental education space on the Baltic Sea Coast in Lithuania. At the moment he is doing post-doctoral research on artistic research as intersection between art practice and humanities and social sciences.

Inter-format Symposium May 22–25 2014 at Nida Art Colony Lithuania:
Curatorial Board: Rasa and Raitis Smits (RIXC, LV), Andrew Gryf Paterson (Pixelache, SCO/FIN), Erich Berger (Finnish Society of Bioart, AT/FI), Jacqueline Heerema and Ronald Boer (Satellietgroep, NL). Curator: Vytautas Michelkevičius (LT) of Nida Art Colony.
Please send your short text/audio/video/image proposal for the symposium with a short CV and portfolio (if applicable) by 15th February to:

Nida Art Colony is based in Lithuania in the middle of the Curonian Spit between Baltic Sea and Lagoon. Photo credits: Satellite photo by Landsat (NASA) 2000.

Satellietgroep is based in The Hague (The Netherlands) a few kilometers from the Zandmotor (Sand Engine), the latest Dutch innovation on coastal protection, called 'building with nature'. Photo credits: Joop van Houdt.

During 'GUEST WHO#1' in The Hague on February 12 Satellietgroep and Vytautas Michelkevičius will introduce the collaboration and the concept of the Inter-Format Symposium, so join if you are interested and/or want to submit to the Open Call.
More information at:

Location: Zaal 3, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A, The Hague
Time: Entrance open 19:30 start program 20:00 until 21:30, 22:00 drinks
Entrance: Min. € 3,50 - Max. € 7,50 p.p including a drink!
Purchase the show collectively with all other visitors by pitching in your share. The more visitors, the cheaper the ticket, so bring all your friends and colleagues to lower the ticketfare! Tickets can be purchased on the 12th at the door.
Organization: Wander, Satellietgroep and Zaal 3 - Theater aan het Spui.

'Guest Who' is an informal yet substantive evening where the audience will be served a whole range of impressions on the upcoming cultural activities, exhibitions and residencies in The Hague. During this monthly evening an ever changing selection of The Hague based initiatives will blurb and blab about their upcoming program. Afterwards there´s a meet, greet & drink with the artists/curators at the bar. Join us for the upcoming edition February 12th in Zaal 3 and hear all about Wander, Satellietgroep, Theater aan het Spui and 't Gras van de Buren.
Photocredits: Michael  Danker