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Artist Darius Petrulis perfectly captures the expanse of Šančiai's soul with his photographs on the Metal Factory fence. The carvings of historic wooden ridges, shutters and pediments encode the local "courtyard culture" / Saulius Pikšrys /
While observing and photographing Šančiai and the people living in them for many years, Darius focused his attention on the architecture of wooden houses in this exhibition. This topic is especially relevant today, when the unprotected cultural heritage of Šančiai is rapidly disappearing. The exhibition features seven large-format photographs.

The opening of the photographic exhibition took place together with an improvised performance by the artist Inga Galinytė and the community of Žemieji Šančiai. The performance HOW DO I TALK? by Inga actualizes the connection between the inner life of the house and the outside. She offers to hear the inner dialogues, stories and narratives of the residents. The question “how do I talk?” sreates an allusion to the efforts of the Žemieji Šančiai community to seek dialogue with Kaunas City Municipality in order to preserve the spirit of the district. During the performance, the interior details of Šančiai houses were used - chairs, cabbage grating machines, carpet. At the end of the performance, the inner world of the house is covered with a black piece of plastic, symbolizing the street, which is threateningly used to destroy the identity of Šančiai district.

2 artists and 8 members of the community took part in the creative process. The creative space has been seen by thousands of people who move along Juozapavičius Avenue every day.

You can visit the exhibition 24 hours a day. The exhibition is exhibited at least for one year or until the works wear out.

The exhibition is part of the project "Genius loci: urbanization and civil society" and develops the theme of the Faro Convention. This project is being implemented by the Lower Šančiai community together with partners from Kaunas University of Technology, Bodo City Municipality and the Norwegian Association of Communities. The project is funded by the EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms.

Date: April 16, 2021

Time: 5 p.m. (EEST)

Where: Open gallery in Juozapavičius Avenue , Juozapavičiaus pr. 82, Kaunas



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