For everything exists and not
one sigh nor smile nor tear,
one hair nor particle
of dust, not one can pass away.
Jenny Kagan creates an interactive light and sound installation responding to the history of Ramybės Park. Walk through the park after dark and discover what lingers on the breeze.
Images from Vytautas V. Stanionis photographies. Like many people buried beneath Ramybės Park we know very little about them, not even their names.
Few recordings used in installation are from partisan songs, recorded by Lithuanian Union of Political Prisoners and Deportees.
About the artist
Jenny Kagan is a UK based artist. Her family originated in Kaunas and her parents moved to England after surviving the holocaust in the Kaunas ghetto. She has previously made work for the Kaunas Biennial in 2016 and will present a major installation telling the story of her parents survival “Out of Darkness” in 2022. Her background is as a theatre lighting designer and she uses the techniques of the world of theatre to create encounters and to tell stories.
Visit installation on October 18–24th.
Project initiated by Kaunas 2022 programme “Memory Office”.
Ramybės Park (Kaunas Old Cemetery)