Production: EST/LTU 2015
The Curonian Spit of coastal Lithuania is a place under constant transition, from various people who have inhabited it, right through to the geographical construction of the land itself. “Curonia” explores the relationship between the artist and the environment of the peninsula through an artistic process of discovery that revolves around sound and focusing on it. The ephemeral elements, materials and objects found on location provided a rich palette for exploration through both passive observation and active engagement. “Curonia” is not only about listening but also illustrates a method for perceiving the environments we inhabit. The film was born out of an artist residency in late 2011 with a follow-up visit in spring 2014, during which daily excursions were made into the landscape to research, collect, and perform on location.