Augustinas Gipas is an artist known for creating sculptures and installations. In Yaga, you will come across his installation of hanging octahedrons, which is based on traditional Lithuanian garden decorations, however, adapted to the contemporary context. The symbolic hints to the real-world secret societies are also to be found among the hanging octahedrons.
5Legs is a multidisciplinary team of five artists, creating sculptures paintings and decorations. For the fifth time now, they are coming back to Yaga with something increasingly spectacular and challenging. This Yaga, they are preparing a god-like obelisk with shining ancient Balt symbols on them. The impressive structure will include four different parts that you will be able to interact with.
Dovilė Šimonytė is an artist mostly interested in superstitions and their impact on an everyday worldview. Mixing multiple storylines, she tries to connect the past and the future. Real things become myths, while gossip and delusions gain different forms and weights.
Eglė Gudonytė ir Teodoras Malinauskas
Eglė Gudonytė and Teodoras Malinauskas are members of KalaSoundsystem, organizers of the Vilnius Festival of Analog Photography and Cinema, artists who create installations, sculptures, and exhibition architecture. This duo has created installations for festivals like Fatta, Swampfest and is constantly creating designs for various events. They have prepared something special for the Valley stage, however, until the festival begins, the design will be kept in secret.
Glow factory is a team creating decorations and light installations. Throughout their careers that have proved their excellence working on many ambitious projects such as designing an underground pedestrian crossing in Vilnius with digital led lights or providing visualisations for numerous Kaunas2022 projects. An installation of a neon ladder and gates will lure you to enter a whole different world and escape everyday problems. Although not easily accessible to everyone, it is surely not going to disappoint those who make it up there.
If silhouette art sounds interesting to you, then you should really visit the installation by HexoMaya, who is coming back to Yaga to use ultraviolet colors and organic forms to create installations of silhouette ornaments.
Indrė Ercmonaitė, Deividas Mockus, Gabrielius Klemas
THE GREEN DOZEN Inc. is a group of three specialists: Indre is a painter and takes care of the visual aspect of installations, Gabrielius uses his technical knowledge and materializes the visions of Indre, while Deividas is a universally gifted artist who makes everything come together. This year the trio is establishing a dozen story installations. More than 200 tiny windows will meet your eyes and vibe in the sacred Yaga forest. We all live in this house. Everyone becomes a neighbor. Come and join the neighborhood.
Ugnė and Saulė are young performing artists duo from Kaunas. They experimenting with combinations of butoh dance, electronic music and poetry. They seek inspiration from Baltic folklore, shamanistic culture, postmodern philosophy, rave music. At the Yaga Gathering festival, Saulė will control the movement and Ugnė will stand behind the sound console.
Duskwood stage design, Lithuania
The work of Transcendental Spirit started back in 2008. Since then, the artist has participated in numerous projects in Lithuania, South America, and especially London, where he left a distinct mark in the city’s psychedelic world. Transcendental Spirit will present his new project “Signs of Balts” on the Duskwood stage. It will be a huge fluorescence installation of ancient Balt symbols and Lithuanian ornaments. The word transcendental means to not relate to the material world, and to exist beyond the limits of the laws of physics and “Signs of Balts” will indeed be something beyond the laws of physics.
La Gota Kollektive is an Urban Circus & Performing Arts collective, committed to the fortification of Arts. Through Art, culture and educational expression; La Gota’s Aim is to spread messages of inspiration and motivation, to integrate and unite, and to encourage resilience in the face of adversity.
Laurynas Vaitkus ir Simas Pinkoraitis
Randomism is a team that consists of five people who are coming back to Yaga Gathering for the fifth time. This year, they have designed the Pinegrove stage. As usual, they have relied on their distinctive style of land art, utilizing mundane natural objects, such as tree branches to create something truly spectacular.
Led boys and girl
Led Boys and Girl have provided excellent light installations for the Yaga Gathering festival numerous times. This year, they will do the same and prefer that their work does the talking.
Marius Skudžinskas collaboration Gthefiredancer
Marius is an active artist, participating in various exhibitions in Lithuania as well as abroad. Is it the time to form a conspiracy with nature? That is the question that Marius is going to be asking with the striking installation of two sculptures of guardians against global warming and mirrors that will suggest taking a look at yourself from a different perspective. Marius is also collaborating with fire dancer Gthefiredancer, who is going to be performing a live fire show.
Povilas Bastys (Miss Plastica) and Ignas Maldžiūnas
Ignas is a photographer mostly known for his unique, colorful, and painting-like ways of capturing objects and moments from all over the world. Povilas, also known as Miss Plastica, is a multidisciplinary performance artist exploring body norms and restrictions through a variety of different ways, such as drag queen performance, dancing, paintings, costume design, and many more. These two team up to bring you a special show of photography, dancing, and makeup. The viewers will be invited to spectate the improvised performance through photographs, which will be taken and displayed live. Together with makeup, photography adds another layer of transformation and mysticism. After all, aren’t we all living in a secret society?
Go for a walk in the candy forest: a magical and mystical place designed with spiral led lights. The candy forest is brought to you by an interdisciplinary artist Silly Cat who has designed visualisations and interactive installations for festivals such as TUNDRA, GAIA, Sintezė, and many more.
Teart are the inhabitants of the universes of T (e) = Art and most of all they love to drive ossified brains crazy, sway the minds of grounded inhabitants and take them along to the distant world of space! Their language is called a performance by earthlings, so they communicate with their souls, words are superfluous. To establish contact, they put on our best outfits and put on display everything that their humble but very bright civilization has achieved! They will be happy to shake the fragile worlds of earthlings again to enchant them with a kaleidoscope of new colours in their minds!
Tyler Matthew Oyer
Tyler Matthew Oyer is an artist, writer, organizer, musician, and educator based in Los Angeles. His work reconsiders the past as something not gone, but as material and ideas that live in and through us, shaping how we see ourselves and our world. Part ritual incantation, part throbbing club show, TMO’s new performance VENUS calls for anti-patriarchal, non-dominant revolutions on the individual and social bodies. Combining music from their recent albums NO TEMPLE and RETEMPLE, along with brand new unreleased songs, TMO stages their performance as an object-oriented operetta for the sweaty, sparkling darkness of night.
Valerija Gneuševa is a professional dancer and dance teacher. She uses the art of dance to explore the great four of dance: space, time, form, and motion. This is going to be Valerija’s third performance at the Yaga Gathering festival. In collaboration with DJ Jaroška, Valerija will use hypnosis and take you on a journey of pole dancing, acrobatics, and fetish.
Vasara Visockaitė ir Vaiva Paukštė
Creative motion lab is focused on creating a positive and safe atmosphere, in which every participant has a chance to discover unique ways of one’s body motions. Lab is also create a strong connection among the participants, their experiences, and moving bodies. The lab is run by Vasara Visockaite, whose career started on the big stage of Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. For more than four years now she has been working in the modern field of integrated dancing, discovering new and inclusive techniques.
Xray-pinegroove light artist, Lithuania
Vilius Vilutis has worked alongside Oskaras Koršunovas, Gintaras Varnas, Jonas Vaitkus, and other famous Lithuanian directors. With them, he has performed in the biggest international festivals and visited countries like United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, and many more. During this year Yaga Gathering, the visitors of the festival will be able to enjoy his work full of an organic and mystical imaginary life.
Vilte Gustyte, Diana Fonseca, Albert Amerioun
Hidden in the forest, you will find two phones and will be able to talk to the person on the other end of the line. However, be aware that all the conversations will be recorded, edited, and publicly played for the visitors of the festival. This installation is prepared by an international trio: Vilte (Lithuania), Diana (Mexico), and Albert (Germany). They call themselves The Listening Society and with this performance, they are exploring the topic of surveillance and inviting us to think about whether or not we can still keep our secrets safe.