Riga durational dialogues #3: Mindaugas Gapševičius

posted: October 29, 2012 20:14

I found Miga's interview to be one of the more difficult elements of the day. To be honest, I'm intimidated by his intelligence, and his thoughtful, careful way of speaking should be a lesson to me. I don't know Miga well but he'll be coming to Ptarmigan Tallinn in January and February 2013 on residency, where we'll be working together on our (Il)legal Aesthetics programme. This conversation was actually pretty wild - we got into the future of humanity, culture and technology, feelings of inspiration, searching for epiphanies, and other big questions. Again, apologies for the recording quality -- though generally Carlos did a great job - it was just a noisy room and I decided not to wear a close mic myself, so this is really my fault.

The Little Dipper part 3: Mindaugas Gapševičius

Mindaugas Gapševičius (b. 1974) – artistic pseudonym mi_ga – lives and works in Berlin and Vilnius. He is one of the most active artists in the field of new media, who works within the international art scene. He was among the initiators of the first Lithuanian new media art platform on the net http://www.o-o.lt. Mindaugas Gapševičius was an active participant of the international new media art networks, which stimulated the formation of networks between Western countries and Baltic States in the last decade of the 20 c. 

The work of Mindaugas Gapševičius is to be associated with net art, software and interactive user interface. The artist conceptualizes the flow of digital information, analyzes its inner logic and modes of application. In his works Mindaugas Gapševičius often links virtual and physical space. He engages deeply into social themes and takes up critical position towards contemporary neo-liberal tendencies.

Mindaugas Gapševičius is also actively involved into collective work, initiating interdisciplinary events and creative laboratories which include net art, open-code strategies, audiovisual artistic practices and visual art. 


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