Eglė’s Plytnikaitė’s home region Dzūkija is densely covered with pine forests and hosts the biggest national park in Lithuania, so she naturally chose to go back there for her research journey. When traveling, she met with old locals who never left their home villages and collected their stories, telling what it means to live in nature. The fact that fascinated her the most was how the annual journey of the sun changed the rhythm of these people’s lives and dictated their daily routines. Inspired by these experiences, Eglė created two installations called “Cycle” and “Infinite Loop”.
Cycle is an atmospheric light and scent installation, that leads the viewer through an annual journey of the sun, conveying the changes in our surroundings and reflecting on how they affect the state of human mind.
Four scent art pieces depict four main positions of the sun – summer and winter solstices and autumn and spring equinoxes. Each of these days mark a change in ratio between lightness and darkness, and bring substantial changes in nature. All together, these days create a yearly cycle death and rebirth which is consistent, inevitable, and take part in the Nordic life experience.
Scent artsists: Laimė Kiškūnė, Viktorija Lukševičiūtė, Eglė Plytnikaitė
Infinite Loop is an atmospheric installation that brings the viewer into the center of an annual journey of the sun.
Mythological journey of the sun creates a consistent cycle that repeats the same processes in our surroundings and consciousness every year. During this trip we constantly repeat the same patterns of behaviour and get into the infinite time loop that defines the Nordic life experience.