When the Wind Blows from Everywhere, We Make Art and (Sur)render Reality

Models of Used Car Market

Ignas Pavliukevičius (LT)

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In Utena and the remaining world, economic changes, a technological surge and a digital development shape urban places and landscapes. Amid these changes, when physical places are vanishing, and the new ones are getting established in a digital world, the following questions appear. How to maintain and continue creating stories and new memories in a digital space? How can the disappearing stories continue to live in a virtual world? How can new technologies restore the life of destroyed places?

In this project, new media tools — photogrammetry, LiDAR scanning and self-teaching systems (machine learning) — were employed.

To fully recreate the place, photogrammetry and LiDAR scanning were used. Photogrammetry is a process that analyses the location photos and generates visual, though not always accurate, 3D models. In this project, thousands of drone photos were used to make a digital three-dimensional equivalent of Utena car market. Contrary to the photogrammetry, LiDAR scanning is a precise distance measuring technology that generates 3D models with only a few millimeters error.

The work is surrounded by text that Artificial Intelligence has created. Artificial neuron networks were taught with thousands of pre-selected texts to reveal the new stories and memories from the car market.


Ignas Pavliukevicius was born and raised in Lithuania. He is an interactive, mixed media installation and performance artist. Figurative in concept, macabre, uncanny and raw emotions are inseparable elements in his work. The artist’s works explore the knowingness of ambiguity and the grey area between humans and technology. He asks what it is like to live life mediated by technology and what its impact is on emotional exchange in digital society. How do people emotionally relate to a digital being and at what point does that digital being start to be a “human” being? www.ignaspav.com