The stories told by people having worked in J. Janonis’ paper factory became illustrations of the industrial Soviet giant that would never sleep. Day and night paper was made there without a break.
The reality of grotesque planned economy would take on a new dimension at night: human-like and emotional.
The dreams of an electrician on watch taking a rest at a table, the laughter of young female workers while secretly running away to the most well-known dance hall in Kaunas that was inside the factory — their hearts at night would beat louder than the sound of the machines. It is not surprising that the factory’s dance hall had outlived Lithuanian paper industry.
“Dancing Stories” is a part of Kaunas Picture Gallery exhibition “In Memory of Paper” that is held in community platform space “The Small History”, and which continues exhibition cycle’s “The Great Industry” research on Kaunas former factories.
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Exhibition is free of charge.
Kaunas Picture Gallery (K. Donelaičio g. 16)