M. K. Čiurlionis House in Vilnius invites you to take a walk along the “Trails of Angels”
The “Trails of Angels” film by Kristina Buožytė, is a work of virtual reality animation presenting the creative legacy of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, a pathfinder of interdisciplinary art and one of the pioneers of abstract art in Europe.
To the sounds of music by Čiurlionis and Mindaugas Urbaitis, the three-dimensional space opens with the viewer’s introduction to 60 of the artist’s paintings – those rarely seen or perfectly recognisable. The storyline, connecting the artist’s oeuvre and the characters of his artworks, presents the magical world created by Čiurlionis, the characters who inhabit it, and their environment. Starting the journey as a human being, the viewer will soon realise that he or she is part of the artwork, a character who has acquired wings and is looking down on the world from above. The dissolved boundaries of the world, one‘s feet sinking into a bed of mist and fog, the lights glimmering somewhere in the distance, and the all-seeing gaze powerfully convey the subtleties of this extraordinary world: the viewer’s body dissolves as if it were part of the life of angels. This is a project that has captivated many.
What a qualitative and respectful approach the creative team has used to the legacy of M. K. Čiurlionis! The world they have created simply radiates: not only with Čiurlionis’ colours and brushstrokes, but also with a certain Čiurlionis spirit. “The Trails of Angels” have surpassed my expectations, I‘ve become a fan and I feel happy – there should be more of such angels, says Rokas Zubovas, pianist and director of the M. K. Čiurlionis House.
After the experience of travelling along the “Trails of the Angels”, the visitors are welcomed to continue their acquaintance with Čiurlionis’ oeuvre by visiting the renovated M. K. Čiurlionis Memorial Room, where he lived and worked in 1907 to 1908.
The short 360-degree virtual reality project-film “Trails of Angels” was presented in the competition programme of the 75th Venice Film Festival “Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality” in 2018. In 2019, the project won the Lumen Prize for Art and Technology in the UK.
Runtime: 20 minutes
Two virtual reality stations are available at Čiurlionis House.
One visitor can use one station at a time.
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