In The Highest Point, 2011
Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Cerniauskaite

Videoinstallation: videofilm, full HD, 60’2 min, 16 mm film, 4’47 min
Script: Tamara Levkova and Michail Kariukov, Let the galaxies collide!, 1959 (excerpt from an unproduced film script)
Neon object

Catalogue by Mousse Publishing

Lithuanian version of text can be downloaded here

Department stores Mercury, Saturn, Comet, Rainbow, children’s club Meteor, Cosmonauts Avenue – all of them mark a residential area or a monument to the conquest of the cosmos on the outskirts of the capital. A cinematographic fantasy finds expression in the buildings of social function. Residents moving in the trajectories of their daily activities become actors in the films based on still unproduced or rejected scripts: children playing in sand turn into doubles of the colonizers’ offspring playing in unfamiliar cosmic landscapes, and a bar waitress becomes a stewardess of an intergalactic ship.
Forty years later, the pages of the scripts of unproduced films have grown yellow, and the typewritten letters have merged together. The skeleton of an architectural fantasy looms like the simulated façades of western towns in the wide expanses of Cinecittà, or gets locked in the frozen capsules of neon lights and reflections.

Cinematographer: Eitvydas Doskus
Postproduction: Vaclovas Nevcesauskas

solo exhibition in CAC, Vilnius
In The Highest Point: solo exhibition in CAC, Vilnius


In The Highest Point, 16 mm film 


In The Highest Point, 16 mm film 


In The Highest Point, 16 mm film 


In The Highest Point, 16 mm film 

full HD, 60’2 min., film still
In The Highest Point, videofilm: full HD, 60’2 min., film still