LTMKS radio / field recording series / Vitalij Červiakov “Balstogės Rasų Drujos”

“An audio recorder with wind protection in hand, a phone with GPS turned on in a pocket. I start walking from the pedestrian bridge and pass by the edges of the “SODAS 2123” area, surrounded by crows. I descend to Balstogės Street and together with the plane overhead I continue the line towards the train tracks and the nearby local favorite sports ground. Bypassing dog handlers, I climb to the curb towards Rasų Street and near the children’s playground, trying to accustom my ears to the noise of the new car wash. At the crossroads, I merge with the continuous roar of the current on Drujos Street, and having exchanged a few words with passers-by, I reach the bridge again.

I walk around the Rasų triangle in a circle. I record another layer of sound. I collect sounds that can be heard with the naked ear and hope to catch something interesting with every attempt. Today’s walk of 10,000 steps contributes to a collection of field recording sounds. I repeat this action again.

The noise of trains, cars, planes mixed with the echoes of the city’s nature and friendly neighborhood has already become a typical sound of this neighborhood, the sections of which are from different times of the day and dates combined together in one track. By layering, by not changing anything and preserving the relationship between time and place, I select and mark only accents. Maybe someone else will also be able to hear those new neural networks created by walking and sound monitoring.”
Vitalij Červiakov

Vitalij Červiakov is an artist living and working in Vilnius. He graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with a bachelor’s degree in photography and media art and a master’s degree in sculpture. He is now studying for a doctorate in art. Červiakov participates in exhibitions and organizes psychogeographical performative walks with created rules, selected locations, group dynamics and different experiences of the walking action. In 2015–2017, together with other curators, he curated art and research exhibition “Citynature: Vilnius and Beyond” at the National Gallery of Art. Since 2011 he has been working with various educational projects, combining with his artistic practice.

During the show you will also hear: Lawrence English – “Picnic” and Marielle Vitureau – “Markučiai sound track”, composition made out of recordings collected by the participants of Kirtimai cultural center organized sound walk project.

Organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association
Curated by Gailė Griciūtė
In partnership with “Start FM 94,2”
Supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture

Visual design by Vitalij Červiakov and Marek Voida