Balconies Decorated by Artists
Take a look at how artists and designers have come up with creative ideas to bring Christmas to their balconies and other urban spaces. Each work is unique, so check out how they did it and let them inspire you to do something similar.
Rūta Karalytė and Dovilė Lukoševičiūtė
Our light installation and the material used in it highlight the symmetry and regularity of shapes. By depicting geometrical shapes, we emphasise the meaning of a symbol – in this case a triangle as a Christmas tree, which is the most important symbol of the entire holiday season. It gathers people and invites them to stay together.
While creating this installation we tried to reveal and accentuate the details and the exceptional architectural features of the building and to make them whole. Fluorescent threads and UV lighting enable a bright and bold invasion into the architectural space. Darkness is a prerequisite for our work to be revealed; it makes the main feature of our installation – glow – come to life.
Domas Ignatavičius and Kristina Šaltytė
A Christmas Cave
A Christmas Cave is a two-part installation: blue-green geometric stripes illuminated by a UV spotlight resemble a stylised Christmas tree on the outside; whereas the inside of the window is covered with two roller shutters with a hole resembling a large Christmas ornament or a bubble-tunnel. It also simultaneously looks like a cave illuminated from the inside.
Fluffy Marshmallowy Balcony
Gorgeous. Packed. Cosy. Colourful. Unexpected. Soft. Glowing. Attracting. Vivacious. Playful. Fluffy. Lively.
You Cannot Mask Christmas
Even though we’re in a pandemic and quarantines are in place around the world, Christmas cannot be recalled and masked! This installation depicts the top of a Christmas tree peeking through the middle of a torn medical mask as if it’s shouting that we will not be easily frightened and that we want to celebrate Christmas…safely and responsibly.
A Mysterious Forest
Animals in Lithuania are believed to start talking on Christmas night, yet an entire month before this night they meet in a common dream and wander around the mysterious forest that is invisible to our eyes.
I think that I am not the only one who associates columns with trees or their sturdy trunks. By using a structural element decorated with fir branches and the effects of falling stars arranged across three balconies, I want to point out that we can and have to remain strong and united in these turbulent times.
Changed reality. Desire for nature.
A video installation screened from the sixth-floor windows of a building that goes to sleep at night. It depicts a deer captured in Lithuania’s nature, and is complemented by a shining star symbolising the holiday season.
The nature motif is transferred to a non-traditional urban environment and revives the urban landscape while creating a magical image during these exceptional times.
The modern work invites everyone to look up, start dreaming and consider urban architecture from a different perspective.
Algimantas Černiauskas and Jurga Barilaitė
The Courtyard of Teachers' House