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Czech artist Karin Pisarikova at the project “Kaunas 2022. Modernism for the future”

MoFu 365/360 is an international artistic residencies project. It`s participants: Kaunas - European Capital of Culture 2022 (Lithuania), Lviv Cultural Strategy Institute (Ukraine), Interdisciplinary arts center Brno Vaizard, z.ú. (Czech Republic), the Association for Regional Development in the Kortrijk region and the intergovernmental heritage organization Intercommunale Leiedal (Belgium) have invited artists, together with local researchers and the heritage community, to create artistic projects in modernist buildings. These unique projects highlight Europe's heritage of modernism and seek to reflect its current significance for global society. The final results of the project will be presented in January 2022 during the exhibition in Kaunas, on the opening weekend of the European Capital of Culture.

The idea of the project called “Come in the form of milk” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8EiRYW9OV8&t=13s) is to reinterpret the memorial to the victims of Nazism at the Ninth Fort in Kaunas in a visual language, with emotional rather than logical associations. To capture the genius loci and to remind us of human resilience: psychological, emotional, physical, and in the form of community. Karin Pisarikova: “I took the iconology directly from the supreme part of the memorial which symbolizes liberation, depicting a powerful flow of figures emerging from violence and terror, and breaking free from oppression. A prominent feature is the clenched fists crowning the composition, so I focused on this gesture and developed it further.”

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