February 23 & 24, 4 - 8 pm

The Living, The Legend, The Lipgloss, The Light

Rupert and Department of Postgraduate studies, Vilnius Academy of Arts are pleased to invite you to a two-day seminar with Mårten Spångberg.

The seminar will take place in Malūnų st. 3 (VDA – C1, ground floor). 

In this seminar Spångberg will open up his work through a problematization of aesthetic experience in contemporary western society, taking down activism and engaged artistic practice, never mind dissecting practice, and re-animating a Kantian project in respect of beauty vs. the sublime. Introducing life plus [or life<+] as an option to undo the deadlock that aesthetic experience has been forced into however without retiring into conservative notions of liberty and independence, in particular in respect of omnipresent capitalism and relational value.

Mårten Spångberg is a choreographer living and working in Stockholm. His interests concern choreography in an expanded field, something that he has approached through experimental practices and creative process in multiplicity of formats and expressions. He has been active on stage as performer and creator since ’94, and has since ’99 created his own choreographies, from solos to larger scale works, which has toured internationally. Under the label International Festival he collaborated with the architect Tor Lindstrand he engaged in social and expanded choreography. From 1996 – 2005 Spångberg organized and curated festivals in Sweden and internationally. 
He initiated the network organization INPEX in 2006, has thorough experience in teaching both theory and practice and was director for the MA program in choreography at the University of Dance in Stockholm 2008 – 2012. In 2011 his first book Spangbergianism was published.

Seminar is free and open to all. Attendance on both days of the seminar is highly recommended. Registration: maya@rupert.lt