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Quicksilver Jet

Quicksilver Jet is a fast, inconvenient, unpredictable and somewhat exhausting walk through the resort town of Nida and its surroundings. It is a walk which makes the walkers sweat, feel anxious, hurry and move in a quicksilver-like way.

Nida is a holiday destination where people mostly come to relax, rest, recuperate, “breathe the iodized air”, and swim in the sea of indescribable colour and chemical composition. In a sense, serenity and relaxation are unavoidable and predetermined in Nida. Quicksilver Jet seeks to oppose this relaxation tradition and look at Nida’s natural, ecological, and cultural environment from the perspective of a big city dweller, complete with the atmosphere and mood of getting around a metropolis, which often involves tension, rush, fatigue, sweat, and huge toxic flows of information. The participants move through the landscape of Nida hastily as if it was a busy city, with no purpose, conforming to the general atmosphere of haste or imitating it, searching and looking around themselves, stumbling upon unexpected findings – let’s say those are quicksilver spillages, sculptures, or simply waste lying in the moss, pine groves, abandoned camping sites, and seaside dunes. These objects haunt the rushing but drowsy imagination.

7th Inter-format Symposium Along Lines
Nida Art Colony (LT)  May 19-22nd, 2017

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