Copper Lick

Lina Lapelytė

19 Mar — 18 Jun 24

Green area close to Kabelsteg Bridge

Copper Lick, 2024 © Foto: Judith Buss

Lina Lapelytė creates a sculptural listening space – a weekly ritual activated by a composition of surrounding bell towers and a vocal performance.

Weekly performance every Tuesday at 5:07 pm, duration: 15 minutes

At the invitation of Public Art München, renowned Lithuanian artist, Venice Art Biennale Golden Lion winner Lina Lapelytė introduces Copper Lick, a project conceived specifically for Munich. Lapelytė invites the city to a collective auditory experience by creating a space for listening and performance – a weekly event that re-evaluates the gravity of church bells and the importance of the human voice.

Beginning on March 19 and continuing every Tuesday shortly after 5 pm, Lapelytė unveils her composition for Munich’s church bells, interweaving it with the singing human voices. This conversation of the grand and the fragile is framed by a specially-made parabolic stone sculpture, carved from a single 400 million-year-old limestone boulder found in Lithuania and designed together with Mantas Peteraitis architecture studio.

Over 90 days, Copper Lick transforms into a gathering point, a sonic amplifier, and a mirror reflecting the city’s acoustic identity.


Artist: Lina Lapelytė // Architect: Mantas Peteraitis Architecture Studio // Production: Sara Mack freispiel Kulturagentur // Assistance Munich: Nora Giersiepen // Communication: Claudia Illi, Valentina Toso // Research Assistants: Agnė Kuprytė, Ieva Gudaitytė, Povilas Gumbis, Liam Murtaugh, Sandra Senavaitytė

Participating Churches

Münchner Dom // St. Lukas // St. Maximilian // St. Nikolai am Gasteig // Loretokapelle am Gasteig // St. Johann Baptist

Bell Activators

Gerhard Kollmer, Markus Meyer, Johann Wunderer


Dagmar Aigner // Eléonore Barbara Bovet // Sándor a.k.a. Chukwu // Gülcan Durak // Fiona Grond // SUSN KOHL // Sofia Lainovic // Susanne Spahn // Svitlana Tsedik

Lina Lapelytė, born 1984 in Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in London and Vilnius.





Green area close to Kabelsteg Bridge


Green area close to Kabelsteg Bridge

Corner of Kabelsteg Bridge / Meillerweg / Zellstraße
81667 Munich