1. Close Your Eyes and Smile

    Photos: Pēteris Vīksna

    Photos: Pēteris Vīksna

     

     

     

     

    Photos: Pēteris Vīksna

    Photos: Pēteris Vīksna

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  2. Photo: Filips Smits

    Photo: Filips Smits

    Photo: Filips Smits

    Photo: Filips Smits

    Photo: Ansis Starks

    Photo: Ansis Starks

    Photo: Filips Smits

    Photo: Filips Smits

    Photo: Filips Smits

    Photo: Filips Smits

    Photo: Ansis Starks

    Photo: Ansis Starks

    Photo: Ansis Starks

    Photo: Ansis Starks

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      Photo: Filips Smits

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  3. Photos: Ansis Starks

    Photos: Ansis Starks

    Photos: Ansis Starks

    Photos: Ansis Starks

    Close Your Eyes and Smile

    Solo show at kim? Contemporary Art Center
    Riga, Latvia, August - October, 2019

    At the center of the exhibition Close Your Eyes and Smile is an exploration of the individual and group responsibility. It also looks at the structure of game shows and similarities between how these and election processes are organized whilst upholding the myth of luck alive. Staged sculptural gestures interact with visitors' viewpoints, questioning when the moment to step up on the stage will come? 


    The performance made together with: Arta Kauliņa, Baiba Vanaga, Janīna Guterman
    Close Your Eyes and Smile hosted a video work by artist Mirko Podkowik.
    Finnisage of the show hosted edible intervention by artist Niels Albers.

    Photo documentation: Pēteris Vīksna, Filips Šmits, Ansis Starks



  4. Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers

    Photos: Francesca Lucchita

    Photos: Francesca Lucchita

    Photos: Francesca Lucchita

    Photos: Francesca Lucchita

  5. Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers

    Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers is an expression used in Latvian language to describe a fictional place of wealth and happiness. Growing up in Latvia where society shifted from a communist past towards a capitalist future, I wonder how the idea of Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers is represented in these regimes and how narratives of past and present are created, whilst directed and hosted within the Urban Stage.

    Exhibited at Studio for Immediate spaces graduation show Event Horizon at Klaproos Amsterdam
    Amsterdam, Netherlands, June, 2018

    Performed by: Elisabeth Mesnier, Mathilde Stubmark, Elia Castino

    Photo documentation: Mirko Podkowik, Francesca Lucchitta

     

  6. Towards Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Towards Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers

    In the Union of Equals labor law and food quality is equal  .  ? A performative action of displaying food with the same product packaging bought in The Netherlands and Latvia. The appearance of the goods are the same, ingredients may differ.

    Amsterdam, Netherlands, December, 2017
    Performed with: Mathilde Stubmark, Elia Castino, and Naomi Crede

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

  7. Lounge Area Snooze

  8. Lounge Area Snooze

    Snooze* offers the enjoyment of solitude whilst collectively listening to the calming and at the same time frustrating phone line waiting sounds. "You are very important to us. Someone will approach you shortly. Please, hold."

    *To not allow oneself to wake up.

    Exhibited at group show SALSA at Paleis van Mieris.
    Amsterdam, Netherlands, June, 2017

  9. The Love Song to Milk Rivers and Jelly Coasts

    The Love Song to Milk Rivers and Jelly Coasts

    Amsterdam, Netherlands, January, 2018
    Performed by: Mathilde Helbo, Sarah Daniel, Elia Castino

    Photo documentation: Mirko Podkowik

  10. Private Within Communal

    Private Within Communal

    Audio guided and narrated performance where spectators become actors. Starting with creating floor plans from all of the places where I have ever lived, I wonder how larger scale politics have influenced my personal paths. How much am I guided and where lies the choice? Narrative constructed around property law, its changes during the time and looking into my personal and my family history. 

    Sandberg Institute Assembly Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, January, 2017

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