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Audiovisual installation “When Stories Meet” invites Klaipėda residents and visitors to hear and share stories

Audiovisual installation “When Stories Meet” invites Klaipėda residents and visitors to hear and share stories

Residents and visitors of Klaipėda are invited by the project “When Stories Meet” to visit an audiovisual installation in the port city from 4th of March which will give them the opportunity to feel the links between different cultures, and to hear and share stories. The space created by Jonas Tertelis and Dominas Pulokas in collaboration with Artscape Art Agency will allow you to feel the diversity of cultures and its uniqueness; to hear different people’s stories, to interactively engage in the creation of your own stories, to share ideas and to discuss. The installation at the Senoji Perkėla can be visited until 13 March.

The installation will be accompanied by various events and activities for visitors throughout its stay in Klaipėda. Each day, a video installation will be on display to introduce viewers to the stories of people from other cultures living in Lithuania. On weekends, passers-by will be invited to an open and cosy space where an opening event, talks and meetings with the organisers will take place. On the 5th of March, at 6 pm, the creative team of the installation will invite everyone to the opening event, which will include an open meeting with the organisers and a presentation of the project “When Stories Meet”, which promotes tolerance. The meeting will be followed by a concert by “Uphill 7” in the installation space.

“Uphill 7” is an alternative and pop rock band coming to Klaipėda from Pabradė. The band will surprise the guests with their “glocal” – both global and local – world music: the group consists of members from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Lithuania. “Uphill 7” has recently released its introductory track “Freedom”, featuring lyrics in English, Lithuanian and Farsi.

On the 12th of March, the installation will invite to an open discussion about the joys and challenges of labor migration, followed by a program of short films “When Stories Meet II”, co-produced by the partners of the project “When Stories Meet” – “Lithuanian Shorts”. The films in the program will tell the story of migratory journeys that allow us to see our first steps in a foreign country and new encounters that break personal stereotypes and beliefs. Short films that have been acclaimed at the Cannes, Toronto, Ghent, Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festivals can also be viewed in LRT’s media library.

Screening of the short film program “When Stories Meet II” / Photo by Algiantas Černiauskas

The audiovisual installation “When Stories Meet” is one of the activities of the project “When Stories Meet”, implemented by “Artscape” art agency in collaboration with its partners “Lithuanian Shorts”, “Diversity development group” and “NARA”. The project aims to promote public tolerance towards citizens of migrant countries facing economic and social problems through innovative artistic means and a publicity campaign in Lithuania.

All events and activities in the installation are free of charge. For more information, please visit “Artscape” Arts Agency Facebook account and website.

The project is funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Ministry of Social Security Labour.

March 2, 2022