LIVING TEMPLES is a multimedia art project initialised in 2020 by artists Augustinas Našlėnas and Vilius Jokubaitis. Currently at the TEMPLES collaborate Augustinas Našlėnas, Emilija Lendraitytė-Timinskė and Deividas Timinskas. By the help of contemporary technology they blend location recordings collected at the Curonian sanctuaries with sounds obtained by natural objects found in those places (such as tree branches, stones, bird feathers) and with sounds created using archaic shamanic instruments (such as drums, rattles, whistles, zithers).
“Our creative method is that the music is made in collaboration with the landscape, regarding it as a living being (genius loci) and allowing it to play its part.”
Spells from the book LITHUANIAN VERBAL HEALING CHARMS by Daiva Vaitkevičienė are recited during performances.