14 October 2016
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Following the opening of a Doubled Youth, a new exhibition by Lithuanian artist Deimantas Narkevičius (born Utena, 1964) presenting a new 3D film, 20 July 2015, which traces the removal of several socialist realist sculptures from a prominent site in central Vilnius, known as the Green Bridge.
The eight sculptures served as a well-known landmark since their installation in 1952 and this film examines the necessity for their removal so long after the political ideology that they exemplified has been repealed. This process of erasure is documented by the artist using stereoscopic lenses, with the action of calibrating the cameras serves as a ritual for the object about to leave. The film presented in immersive ‘3D’ culminates in the final removal of the monuments at 2am on 20 July 2015.
The event begins with short presentations from Richard Clay and Lina Džuverović in response to the film 20 July 2015. They are joined in conversation by Deimantas Narkevičius and BALTIC Curator Alessandro Vincentelli.