6 - 9pm, Friday 8th Jul
Lithuania's 2019 Venice Biennale Entry - Sun & Sea
Lithuania’s national entry for the 2019 Venice Biennale with an all-female creative team – visual artist and composer Lina Lapelyte (she/her)̇, writer and poet Vaiva Grainytė (she/her) and film/theatre director Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė (she/her), Sun & Sea received the festival’s top award, the Golden Lion for Best National Participation.
A climate opera performed on a beach that you watch from above.
A crowded beach, the burning sun, bright bathing suits and sweaty brows and legs. Tired limbs sprawling lazily across a sea of towels. The rumble of a volcano, or of an airplane, or a speedboat. The squeal of children, laughter, the sound of an ice cream van in the distance. Sunbathers sing languid songs of worry, of boredom, of almost nothing. Songs of early morning flights and half-eaten sandwiches in the sand, the crinkling of plastic bags whirling in the air then floating silently, jellyfish-like below the waterline.
Stories that glide between the mundane, the sinister and the surreal. Witness from above as an afternoon at the beach reveals a mesmerising exploration of the relationship between us and our planet.
- Standard tickets (£15) – choose your entry slot and arrive on time, there may be a short queue while you wait to enter (but it is worth it!)
- Premium tickets (£25) – pay a little more to skip to the front of the queue when you arrive for your time slot.
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