Thank you so much for your email and your text. We have made some tryouts, and we liked how it turns out. Can we read other texts from your book 'paper exhibition' ? If you are in the hague this week, we would love to meet you) We got some funding from Stroom and want to pay you for working with your texts.
If you have time on saturday, you can come to our studio atelier. Maybe at 12:00? Any time is good for us! So just let us know what is best for you and we can have lunch together.
The address is: Willem Dreespark 102, 2531 SH Den Haag.
Hope to see you saturday!
Have a good day,
Sasha on behalf of Annastate.
The present situation was totally unimaginable just a few months ago, and shows both an unprecedented rise of state control over the public sphere and an inspiring example of what can be achieved if humanity is united in a common cause. The global lockdown is a rite of passage of sorts – our society is at the crossroads of perhaps more compassionate times, and as people spend more time with themselves and their families, it also means a certain intensification of experience, which could bring about a change in the outlook and values. To celebrate this transition and offer some mirroring, Annastate residents are issuing a video-broadcasting series combining video and performance with the readings of works of Lithuanian writer Raimundas Malašauskas.
Annastate would like to thank Stroom for the support of the project, PageNotFound for the informational support, Raimundas Malasauskas for his interest in collaboration and West for the guidance and platform.
P.S. The members of Annastate have started the project during the peak of the pandemic and today (four months later, July 2020) it seems that the whole world is ready to ‘get out’ of the lockdown, to meet friends again and... continue the life as it used to be. We share the same desire to overcome the lockdown, but putting a different meaning to what overcoming means.
It is about re-evaluating oneself and the world we are living in, to meet the new world where the whole system and society as we know it, invests more into education, health, people’s values and morals.