Local stories that “Memory Office” – programme of Kaunas 2022 – collected from city history enthusiasts and people living near the park have been turned into sound and visual art projects, displayed during the CityTelling Festival: a cantata “Peace, peace…” performed by the Choir of Stories, Jenny Kagan’s interactive light and sound installation “On the Breeze”, and TepTep Music app “Crossroads of Four Confessions”.
A few stories collected have also been turned into street art paintings drawn by artist Tadas Šimkus:
The events spanning 1956 to 1958 inspired by the Hungarian Revolution;
Local residents Ina’s and Vilija‘s mystical stories about the time when the cemetery was being relocated;
The story of Henry Parland, a Finnish-Swedish writer, who is buried in the cemetery.
These street art paintings have been included in interactive game “Find and Seek” (author – Gytis Dovydaitis): https://istorijufestivalis.eu/ramybes-misles/
Street art paintings will remain in the city after CityTelling festival.
About the artist
Tadas Šimkus graduated from the Faculty of Kaunas at Vilnius Academy of Arts with a BA degree in Graphic Design. He is an active street artist and one of the founders of the Kaunas Street Art Festival NYKOKA.
Project initiated by Kaunas 2022 programme “Memory Office”.
Ramybės Park (Kaunas Old Cemetery)