In his tranquil, poetic images, Tadas Kazakevičius captures the powerful bond between the inhabitants of the Curonian Spit and the unique space around them.
Snaking along 98 km of land, the Curonian Spit is a narrow peninsula that stretches from the Sambian Peninsula in the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia to the southwestern tip of Lithuania. The thin sand-dune spit is bordered by two shores: the Curonian Lagoon of the mainland and the Baltic sea. A special and unique landscape made up of coastal and woodland areas, the Spit has been shaped by the community of people living in it. Dependent on the balanced relationship between nature and man, the delicate site is vulnerable to the threat of the wind and the tide, and the bond between inhabitants and the rich and varied landscape around them is powerful.