Recurring site-specific performance, duration 7 min, daily at 12 noon, from 15/09/2017 till 30/11/2017;
Singer: Gabrielė Kuzmickaitė
Video documentation, 7 min; camera: Marius Paplauskis
11th Kaunas Biennial There And Not There: (Im)Possibility Of A Monument
In this “square”, formerly Demokratų Square, in the Kaunas Ghetto in Vilijampolė, on 28 October 1941 a mass selection of the Ghetto inhabitants took place that became known as the Big Action and resulted in the extermination of 9,200 Jewish men, women and children in a single day. There is no monument nor any sign here to mark this event or commemorate its victims. Every day at noon a singer comes and sings two songs in Yiddish to the emptiness of Democrats Square.