The Sparrow Made Some Beer

The Sparrow Made Some Beer

The Sparrow Made Some Beer is a solo exhibition by Jazmina Cininas.

The Sparrow Made Some Beer is an immersive, cross-cultural installation consisting of custom-made lagerphones in the forms of Lithuanian nature motifs. As well as “setting the scene”, the lagerphones serve as percussion instruments. The installation will be animated by a live performance of Lithuanian folk songs by The Lost Clog, weaving a narrative song cycle from the universal themes of harvest, war, love and loss. This multi-sensory experience takes audiences of all ages on a visual, auditory, and poetic re-imagining of Lithuanian cultural traditions, while requiring no prior knowledge of Lithuanian language.

The Sparrow Made Some Beer offers a celebration of a minority culture that spearheaded the first wave of post-war immigration, reinforcing the contribution of immigrant and refugee populations to Australia’s cultural fabric.

IMAGE: Jazmina Cininas. The Sparrow Made Some Beer (installation views), 2019. Used beer caps, recycled timber, nails and re-purposed market umbrella stands. Dimensions variable. Photos: Nadia Giuliani. Courtesy of the artist and photographer


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