"After All, They Are Connected" is an installation, created within
"Summertime Readings" project, curated by Kestutis Kuizinas (Contemporary Arts Center, Lithuania).
It was installed at Cesis Arts Festival in 2013.
The project is devoted to the Soviet time scientist Valdis Rudzitis, who developed and researched unique theory in 1970ies. The theory itself and Valdis' worldview is explained by his daughter in a video interview that is part of installation. In short, Rudzitis came up with the idea that all the greatest minds of the world are somehow interconnected. He was able to trace certain spores on the clothes and body parts of these people (nails, hair, saliva, bits of peeled off skin etc.)
According to Rudzitis theory, by sending and receiving these mysterious spores, geniuses of all times were able to connect to the unique web that connect the greatest minds of past and present time. Like the spores of funghi, these spores are always in the air and it takes only fertile soil for them to start growing.
The main work of the installation consists of the huge drawing of the web of people that had been connected according to Rudzitis. This web is recreated from his drawings.
There is certain type of funghi growing in petri dish at the core of each link.
It is thought that Rudzitis was after this type of fungi but was never able to connect to the web of super humans.
He died in 2007 his rural home not wanting to talk about his life-long project.