WALLS THAT REMEMBER
The urban art project Walls that Remember started as an idea to bring back the memory of the Vilnius Jewish Quarter to the streets of Lithuania's capital. During the two years, 2019-2020, the project grew became a part of the cultural identity of Lithuanian regions, decorating Merkinė, Salantai and Utena with new pieces of art.
PERFORMING WITH A ROBOT
The piece in Merkinė was created with an extraordinary partner - Albert, a robot artist from Estonia, and its creators, the Robot Muralist team from Estonia. Albert is the only robot in the world designed to perform large-scale street art, and he gave quite a Show in the small town of Southern Lithuania.
VILNIUS CULTURE NIGHT 2020
Residents of Vilnius donated money in a small crowdfunding campaign in order to produce a previously unplanned piece of Walls that Remember. The piece was brought to life as a part of the Vilnius Culture Night program.
The origins and the heart of the project are in the Old Town of Vilnius. In 2019, the first works of Walls that Remember were created in the streets of the historical Vilnius Jewish Quarter. The idea became possible thanks to the funding granted by the Vilnius City Municipality through the Kuriu Vilnių program.
Photos: © Evaldas Činga
SALANTAI AND UTENA, 2020
After Vilnius, the project naturally expanded to Lithuania's rural areas that are also rich with local Jewish history. The development of Walls that Remember in Lithuania's regions would have been impossible without the people of the local cultural sector who invited our team to contribute to the local cultural landscape. This is how the works of Walls that Remember appeared in Salantai and Utena.
For your convenience, you can explore all the pieces of Walls that Remember on our interactive map:
Lina Šlipavičiūtė - idea and art.
Lina Šlipavičiūtė and Lauryna Kiškytė - implementation.
Šarūnas Černiauskas - project communication.
Andrius Kenstavičius - making it legal.
Special thanks goes to the Robot Muralist team, Mindaugas Černiauskas (Museum of Merkine Region) and Aurimas Rapalis (Salantai Culture House).