Soon to be Gone by Tadas Kazakevicius
During the Great Depression in the US, the continuous migration of people changed the map on an ongoing basis as homesteads and villages simply disappeared and today a similar process is taking place in Lithuania. Within the last decade alone, continuous migration has shrunk the population of Lithuania by almost fifteen percent as young people are drawn away from the country and to the towns and cities of the open economies of the EU.
I am driven by a sense of urgency to capture these places before they are nothing more than memories. Perhaps this monument to the Lithuanian countryside will touch those memories that we have inadvertently closed off, being used to accepting that everything can be gone very quickly.