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  4. Lithuania
  5. Marco Casagrande
  6. 2016
  7. Forest Temple / Marco Casagrande

Forest Temple / Marco Casagrande

  • 02:00 - 16 November, 2016
Forest Temple / Marco Casagrande
Forest Temple / Marco Casagrande, © Berta Tilmantaite
© Berta Tilmantaite

© Lidija Kaleninikovaite © Juozas Masiulis © Gabriele Stravinskaite © Juozas Masiulis + 21

  • First Mate

    Jan Tyrpekl

  • Curator

    Guoda Bardauskaite, Constructive Shamanism

  • Team

    Constructive Shamanism Workshop
  • Supported

    Vytautas V. Landsbergis
  • Size

    Dimension 7 meters, height 15 meters
  • Materials

    3000 m hand-made linen rope

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Text description provided by the architects. Forest Temple is a result of the Constructive Shamanism workshop in Lithuania, 2016. A multi-disciplinary tribe of artists, artisans, architects, writers, photographers, yogis and children of forest gathered in the ancient lands of Vytautas V Landsbergis to perform architectural rituals connecting the modern man with nature. 

© Lidija Kaleninikovaite
© Lidija Kaleninikovaite
© Gabriele Stravinskaite
© Gabriele Stravinskaite

Living in tents and teepees and eating from the nature, the tribe started to do a circular meditative movement to connect a handful of pine trees with natural linen rope. The result is insect architecture, a man-made semi-transparent cocoon swinging together with the trees. Architecture is the art of reality. There is no other reality than nature. 

© Juozas Masiulis
© Juozas Masiulis

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