2011: TARP: SHAMANS‘ VISIONS
The festival could’ve been nominated as the longest festival in the year 2011. With „Shamans‘ visions“ as the topic, TARP appeared in all bigger cities in Lithuania for a whole month, covering the most unexpected spaces and programme combinations. The review of an open poetry film competition „I call You my own restlessness“ („Aš vadinu tave savaja neramybe“)atNational Gallery of Art was not only very popular with the viewers, but also it had an extensive review from the committee soul Laima Kreivytė.A visual poetry dance performance by a Goethe’s poem invoking modern technologies, was created and fulfilled by Denisas Kolomyckis.
In the mean time, at an art gallery „Kairė-dešinė“, there was a pop-art photography exhibition „A SPECIAL OFFER for all poetry writers, for whom letters and words don’t give a physical satisfaction anymore“ („YPATINGAS PASIŪLYMAS visiems poetams ir poetėms, kuriems raidės ir žodžiai nebekelia fizinio pasitenkinimo“), set to remember the departed shaman Mantas Gimžauskas.
In the art factory „Loftas“ there was an artwork exhibition of Steven Vincent Mitchell (UK) and a wide squadron of poets from Lithuanian classics to modern poetry: E. Ališanka, M. Milašius-Montė, A. Galinis, J. Keleras, M. Burokas, A. Kaziliūnaitė, A. A. Jonynas, V. Gedgaudas, L. Kreivytė, S. Poisson.
Also, „Loftas“ was shook by world known celebrities: the slam evening was more glamorous because of the american rap and hip hop star Saul Williams, who made a separate performance, the electronic visions were created by Planningtorock. And this is only the unifinished Vilnius programme. And what about other Lithuanian cities!