What becomes a rare sight nowadays is seeing trolley buses in most modern cities. But in fact in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania still has a running fleet that adds a lot of character to the cityscape. Now there is this 4th edition Vilnius Street Art festival curatorial team in collaboration with Studio Vieta that have invited an artist Liudas Parulskis to create an artwork for trolley buses.
They seem to get the inspiration from the slow electrical buzz and white and red aesthetics. Liudas Parulskis began to engulf the city, mostly his hometown – Vilnius, the intersection of different cultures and religions. The structure of Adam Mickewicz’s poems, Wilno and the Jerusalem of Lithuania called Vilna still speaks many languages and reveals stories inscribed in architectural cityscape. As a matter of fact, in the old days, Vilnius is a source of inspiration and the object of work for many painters and photographers.
The present panorama of the town is worked of many social layers and subjective dreams left in the memory.
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The most fabulous thing about the look of trolleybus now is that it has a picture of the perspective of the street printed on both of its sides.
When you cross Tumo Vaizganto street and Gediminas Avenue intersection, the bus seem to “disappears” because of the picture camouflaging itself into the landscape.
Liudas Parulskis piece has gone beyond normality. Audience in the area often gets shocked since his work offers an unexpected point of view to the reality.
To make it more surprising is that there is a wolf crossing the road. Liudas Parulskis believes that wolf is a spiritual animal of Vilnius since the city was founded thousand years ago. The trolleybus is there for the audience to observe and catch at its vanishing point as well as to capture the moment.
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