Dancing Stories. Exhibition of Illustrations. Night life of factory based on stories by J. Janonis' paper factory workers.
October 17–24th Kaunas Picture Gallery summer pavillion, K. Donelaičio g. 16.
The exhibition of illustrations tells vivid stories about a factory’s night life heard directly from people who have worked in J. Janonis’ paper factory. The industrial Soviet giant would never sleep, as 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.
“Dancing Stories” is open 24/7 in the summer pavilion.