The artist Anastasia Sosunova took up the challenge and is working over the summer months on developing and producing this imaginary architecture for non-humans. The bird house is a site specific sculpture that in addition to the other works: the concrete sculpture composition by Žilvinas Landzbergas, the timber drying shed by Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas as part of Neringa Forest Architecture programme and the garden layout by Povilas Marozas and Vilma Gudynienė contributes to forming the NAC open air territory. The project is developed in collaboration with the art space Swallow in Vilnius and with on site help by the architect Anton Shramkov with support by Lithuanian Council for Culture.
Anastasia Sosunova is a visual artist based in Vilnius. Sosunova’s multidisciplinary practice, combining video, installation, graphics and sculpture, grows from personal histories and their entanglements within broader cultural, economical and spiritual structures. Her work focuses in particular on the bonds around which communities are forged, from local vernacular art to social neighborhoods to religious organisations. Anastasia has recently shown her work at Baltic Triennial 2021 in Vilnius, a group show at Galerie Britta Rettberg, Munich and elsewhere. During the residency at NAC Anastasia will be developing a site-specific birdhouse sculpture project reflecting on such topics as architecture for non-humans and the production of locality.