Due to the surge of technologies and digital development, many urban places vanish; however, new technologies may not only be seen as the reasons for such a disappearance but also a tool to prolong the life of the destroyed places, to continue creating stories and new memories in a digital space.
Second-hand cars market models
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, the 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, but 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 millimetres 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.
The sound in the video below is currently only in Lithuanian.
Ignas Pavliukevicius has finished bachelor studies in the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and photography and media art master studies in Vilnius Academy of Arts. He is currently enrolled in doctoral studies at Vilnius Academy of Arts. Ignas works have been exhibited in Amsterdam, the Hague, Leeuwarden, Tallinn, Turin, Vilnius, and Nida. He has collaborated with Julijonas Urbonas in “A Planet of People”(exhibited in “Vartai” gallery, 2018) and Ars Electronica Vilnius Garden festival in 2020. In 2019, the artist was nominated for the Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award’́19 (NBYAA).