DOOOOORIS Klaipėda Group of Artists

Sud. E. Deltuvtė, designer G. Skudžinskas, published Cultural Projects, 2009.

The informal group of artists "Doooooris", which was active in Klaipėda from 1989 to 1995, can be called boldly the discovery of Lithuanian art in recent years. For the first time, the joint work of the band members was shown at last year's international festival of artistic photography IN FOCUS in Vilnius. Much public interest led to the release of a joint book presenting the group's creation.


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Five members are included in the new avant-garde group: Audrius Jankauskas, Arvydas Karvelis, Saulius Kanapeckas, Remigijus Treigys and Raimundas Urbonas (1963 – 1999).

Why Doooooris? There are several versions of the origin of the name. In those days, the whole Klaipeda listened to the group "The Doors", which was especially popular among the bohemian, as well as among the members of the band. It is also an allusion to the dialect of the Samogitian word "door". It is also known that the name was given to the group by the famous writer Rolandas Rastauskas, saying that it was an Estonian name for the girl. Each letter of "o" symbolizes one artist. The name of the group, the number of letters, evolved depending on how many artists participated in the exhibition. The most interesting result of this group's activities is photographs of photoartist Raimonda Urbon, "embellished" by painters Arvydas Karvelis and Andrew Jankausk. They improved mr Urbon's photographs, which he considered to be defective, using PVA glue, mascara, gouache, gold and silver dust, proofreaders or a simple pencil.

The joint works of Doooooris reflect a very interesting breakthrough in Lithuanian art and distinguish us uncharacteristic stylistics. To this day, there are only 40 originals left – all of them can be found in the book along with the group's activity manifesto, exhibition posters, postcards and more. "This book is an attempt to reveal the phenomenon of the group, and most importantly, the context of its time. The test is that different Doooooris stories can be told more than there are letters "o" in their title. And none of them will be "finished" and all the more "real". "Doooooris became a detective," says Eglė Deltuvtė, the book's author.

It is expected that the release of this book will stimulate interest in other little-known groups of Lithuanian artists.

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