Category Archives: Environmental Installations

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Hypnotic trance: Libyan Sybil

A hypnotic trance is an altered state of attention, awareness, possibly of consciousness itself. The Sybils in general, and the Oracle at Delphi in particular, were famous for their divinatory-hypnotic trances throughout the ancient Mediterranean […]

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Interview about Marija Gimbutas

My outdoor installation “Thoughts of Ancient Burial Grounds”, detail,15 meters across, Quarry Hill Park, Rochester, Minnesota, 1981; Marija Gimbutas On January 26, I was interviewed by Agnė Kariūnaitė-Albright on Lithuanian National Radio’s “Pakeliui su klasika” […]

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Winter Solstice, Žiemos saulėgrįža

Stone Time Line, Grise Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Canadian High Arctic.  At noon, on the Summer Solstice, in  the most northerly settlement in North America, I placed seven stones in a line, each one at the […]

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Art videos for the autumn

Rimas Ribkevicius and Loreta (nee Plioplys) Brovkiene, 1 Birute Street, Virbalis, Lithuania This past month has been extremely busy. I traveled to Lithuania to speak at a neurology conference in Vilnius, and to attend my […]

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Starving artist

When I graduated medical school, I knew that I was only going to do my internship at the University of Wisconsin hospitals in Madison, and then drop out of medicine entirely to do art. I […]

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Chicago Gallery News and The Spoken Word

Chicago Gallery News is the primary source of information regarding the visual arts in Chicago. Today, in their weekly email blast, they featured my installation The Spoken Word as their headline. This is quite an […]

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Installation artwork on PBS TV

On Thursday, July 23, Amanda Vinicky, of the PBS WTTW TV station interviewed the director of the Lithuanian Center, Antanas Rasymas. The program, Chicago Today, aired later that evening. The interview took place in front […]

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Poetry art installation exhibit opening Sunday, July 19

The Board of Directors of the Lithuanian Center, after seeing my two spoken word art installations, were so taken by them that they insisted on organizing an opening reception. I was very flattered by this […]

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Spoken Word (Poetry) is Ascendant

A historic event took place this June 30th. Actually, two historical events took place that same day. My daughter, Ausrine, works as a producer for the TV show America’s Got Talent. I watch the episodes […]

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Neurotheology: revisited

Given that all gallery and museum exhibits are now virtual, Matthew Dean, the Director of the University Chapels at the University of Chicago, asked me to prepare a set of images revisiting my first art […]

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