Deividas-Vytautas. The Collective Healing Youth Club (CHYC)

Exhibition time: 12 09 2023–08 10 2023
Opening: September 12 | 18:00
Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės a. 27, 44279 Kaunas, Lithuania)

The Collective Healing Youth Club (CHYC) is a shapeshifting, multidisciplinary, collaboration-based initiative that foregrounds performance and aims to investigate healing through sensory imagery and embodied ritualistic experiences. CHYC begins as an investigation of transgressive and transcendental spaces such as raves and religious environments, engaging with the ways in which these sites generate a sense of safety, freedom, community formation and transformation through experiences of intimacy and catharsis. CHYC aims to disrupt temporal order and generate a sense of continuity in the realm of discontinuity through shared moments of tenderness and tension. These moments hold an endless potentiality of freedom and hope.


Deividas Vytautas (b. 1996 Chicago, USA) is a Lithuanian multi-disciplinary artist based between London, Vilnius and Berlin. His practice spanning performance, moving-image, sculpture and sound explores themes of freedom, transgression, youth culture and spirituality. Through a process of layering, recontextualizing and sampling elements of mass media, religion and pop culture he engages with the contemporary condition constructing intimate, immersive and cathartic experiences which carry with them the potential of release and transformation. Deividas Vytautas graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2022. His work has since been shown at Guts Gallery, London; Sissi Club, Marseille; Mykolas Žilinskas Art Museum, Kaunas and Ghent International Short Film Festival amongst others. His performance-based moving-image installation tight grip, it makes me feel safe (2021) was produced by the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius and won the JCDecaux Award 2021.


Performers: Deividas Vytautas, Gloria Viktoria Regotz, Angelware
Composer: Dominykas Digimas
Special thanks to: Emilija Šneiderytė, Jurga Ramonaitė, Paulius Janušonis and Roberta Vaitkevičiūtė

Exhibition supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.