International festival of contemporary art “PLArTFORMA” will take place for the 13th time in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Klaipeda is the third biggest town, the only harbor city of our country.
“PLArTFORMA” – is an international festival of contemporary arts, combining the forms of performing (contemporary dance, new circus, physical theatre, performance art) and visual (various art forms, video, film) arts as well as artists from Lithuania and foreign countries in one cultural platform.
It is a festival of interdisciplinary character, the only of such kind in whole Lithuania, having both cultural and educational character, regarding the dissemination of contemporary art expression to the audience.
Main concept of the festival is related to the geographical and metaphysical interpretations of boundary zones, which are embodied in the character of the festival itself: different genres, forms of expression and ideas intervene here, paying no attention to the borders of traditional arts. Such art synthesis is identical to a search of new limit points, which is presented during the festival.
The festival takes place in the old-town & urban territory of previous shipyard, power station, tobacco factory actualizing cultural, industrial and natural heritage objects of the city. It draws artists’ attention towards their usage for creative needs and shows the audience how these spaces may transform into cultural venues.
The festival is organized by Artists group "Fish Eye".
Festival is supported by Klaipėda city Municipality, Lithuanian Council for Culture and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
Since 2011 “PLArTFORMA” has a title of Representative Festival of Klaipėda city. In 2010-2014 the festival was a part of the European network “Development of New Art”. Since 2015 “PLArTFORMA” bears a label of EFFE “Europe for Festivals / Festivals for Europe” (administrated by European Festival Association). More info: http://www.plartforma.lt Short presentation of the festival is here: https://www.youtube.com/