This work is subjective interpretation of contemporary architecture and its relationship with the city. It comprises of moulage buildings of Vilnius surrounding structure with images of varied content projected on its facades. Here architecture becomes an abstract construction, the billboard for displaying advertisement tricks, ideological mystiﬁcation and political populism.
From the times of ancient civilisations monumental buildings and city forms as the most essential artifact of objective reality that heavily inﬂuence subjective imagination about the world, were used as the representation of monarch‘s authority or spiritual cult. Today, when spectacleness of the world was demystiﬁed and human environment was ﬂooded with dozens of narratives, contemporary architectural form not only have become the ornamentation and fetishism of fake stories and their text, but also retroactively corrupted preceding architecture and its creative fundamentals. „We enter here the world of the pseudo-event, of pseudo-history and pseudo-culture which is discussed by Boorstin in The Image. By this he means a world of events, history, culture and ideas not produced from shifting, contradictory, real experience, but produced as artifacts from elements of the code and technical manipulation of the medium.“* Fake Tales of Vilnius is the interpretation of the end of determinism in architectural creativity and dialectics of reality and its representation.
* Jean Baudrillard “Consumer society: myths and structures”
Location: Vilnius, LT