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Here comes Vilnius

A Mobile Photo-Video Installation in Public Spaces

A project by Vite Wortmann

Host organization: Cultural Office of the City of Dortmund

April/May 2006, "Accents" Festival, Duisburg and Festival "scene: estonia, latvia, lithuania in nrw," Dortmund (Germany)

This project consisted of a mobile photo and video art installation by Lithuanian artists on the topic of Vilnius. It was displayed in public places in Dortmund and Duisburg. The installation took the form of a model of a well-known street in the city of Vilnius. Streets, neighborhoods, and details specific to life in Vilnius were shown in video projections on the inside of a portable structure. The outer walls of the structure were covered with Vilnius artists' large photos.

A path through the structure gave an impression of everyday life in Vilnius. In this way, the lifestyle and atmosphere of the city were visually recreated. The installation also called attention to the festivals in both cities in which it was presented.

With support from: Künstlerhaus Dortmund e.V., Cuma e.V., Cultural Office of the City of Dortmund, Cultural Office of the City of Duisburg, Lithuanian Institute/Ministry of Culture Lithuania, Robert Bosch Stiftung