Aistė Ambrazevičiūtė

Aiste is a digital artist and ex-architect based in Lithuania. Her work focuses on the decorative arts of architectonics, where she celebrates and employs the forms, shapes and textures found in the intricate and complex nature of things. Goal of her practice is to stimulate the arts of noticing and visualise the unimagined reality. She is a creator of ‘Plantasia Lab’, where she designs digital plants using the intuitive imagination of technology. Currently she is a PhD-in-Practice candidate at the Vilnius Academy of Arts working on the ‘Grammar of the Forest Tectonics by Lichens’.

During the residency I will continue working on my research in the field of ‘Forest Tectonics’ as a part of ‘Empowering Tools’ program. My methods of work are based on studying lichen communities and finding there knowledge which is lacking in the architectural and design practices. I will explore the arts of noticing by investigating multifaceted lichen diversity. I believe that by following these irregular, spontanious and symbiotic systems we improve how to observe, stay curious and open to the unknown.

Aistė Ambrazevičiūtė’s residency is realised in context of Empowering Tools, a residency collaboration between RIBOCA (Rīga International Biennial of Contemporary Art), HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) and NAC (Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts).