A joint interdisciplinary project between two European Capitals of Culture will shed light on tragic memory themes from the Second World War and will imbue them with new relevance in the context of the present.
One of the links of the project is the historical fact about the 73rd convoy, which arrived at the Ninth Fort people from France in 1944.
Bruce Clarke, the author of visual installation says:”The project will be created at a site impregnated with memories, the Ninth Fort. And although the echoes of my family′s story, and those who survived, is but a small reason behind the work of art and my coming to Kaunas, it is an artistic attempt to draw attention to the weight of History, so that we might better understand our present. ”
The installation will be complemented by a dance performance “The Wreckage Of My Flesh” by Tebby W. T. Ramasike, created especially for the European Capital of Culture project.
The choreographer says: “My interest in the Holocaust is to look at the images of these people being taken to the gas chambers, thinking of the transformation of their bodies in the sense of deformation, finally disintegrating into nothingness – to ashes in the earth. The latter state leads me to think of connectivity with nature – where nothingness exists in the form of non-existence.” In the autumn 2022 the project will be also presented in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) and Thil (France).
Venue of the event: Kaunas Ninth Fort Museum, Žemaičių pl. 73
After the presentation installation will be open up to 01 Sept 2023
Organizers: Kaunas Ninth Fort Museum, Musée national de la Résistance (LU)
Photo: © Bruce Clarke
Kaunas, Žemaičių pl. 73
Installations, LT/EN, Performances