“There should always be a cactus next to your computer.” The common myth that cactuses absorb computer radiation was the main inspiration for this installation. Vilnius Salomėja Nėris Gymnasium is seeking to become the first Media Gymnasium in Lithuania. So informative content and critical thinking development are now of great importance in our school community.
The gymnasium community has created an installation, Cactus, which raises an important question as to whether such a huge variety of different media channels and electronic devices do not stop us from natural communication, studies and exploration.
A 3.5-metre cactus is an object that draws our attention to the over-use of electronic devices in society, and it becomes an absorbent of negative energy.
The iron nails hammered in by school students symbolise the cactus spikes that mean the recognition and actuality of an issue.
Materials used for making the installation: a wooden base, plastic packaging wrap, paint and iron nails. Height: 3.5 metres.
Designers: Vilnius Salomeja Neris Gymnasium students and teacher Donatas Kriukas.