Ugnius Gelguda, color photography, C-print, 113x150 cm, 15,5x19 cm and 15,5x21,5 cm, book, 2008-2010
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Project Crimescapes analyses working strategies of the Lithuanian mass media. It examines how in crimes and disasters pages in the local newspapers a message and its illustration aren’t related directly, visually but symbolically. The message is comprehended through specific symbols in the image and the headline that consolidates the symbolic meaning of the objects or a situation depicted in the image.
For the Crimescapes project, these situations and objects, selected from the crimes and disasters pages, are re-created and documented by the artist, assuming a cinematic and