Liene Pavlovska

  1. Collage Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers for LOW gallery publication Crisis Herald, issue 1, curated and published by LOWERS @LOW gallery, 2020

  2. Photos: Arta Kauliņa

    Photos: Arta Kauliņa

    Photos: Arta Kauliņa

    Photos: Arta Kauliņa

     

     

     

     

     

     

  3. Photos: Arta Kauliņa

    Photos: Arta Kauliņa

    Photos: Arta Kauliņa

    Photos: Arta Kauliņa

     

     

    Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers, episode 2
    TIK, Riga, LV, July 22 -August 19, 2020


    The exhibition “Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers” is created around the interest in formation of representations of collective desires and how narratives of past, present and future manifest and are constructed in a conditional urban environment. With an interest in the roles of actor and spectator, as well as the changeable margin between them, I was looking for common features in the urban environment and the performance creation process, viewing ideology as a metaphoric theatre director. The show was developed as experiential route and multimedia installation, with close relationship with surrounding architecture, emphasizing on its histories. When there is a moment to get on the stage?

    The show included works that are created in collaboration with photographer Mirko Podkowik, choreographer Sintija Siliņa.
    Actresses: Inga Raudinga, Dita zariņa-Aigare, Naomi Credé, Elisa Grasso

    Documentation: Arta Kauliņa

  4. Close Your Eyes and Smile

    Photo: Pēteris Vīksna

    Photo: Pēteris Vīksna

    Photo: Pēteris Vīksna

    Photo: Pēteris Vīksna

  5. 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 22 - October 10, 2019

    Installation "Close Your Eyes and Smile" was an exploration of individual and group responsibility. It also draws from the structures of lottery game shows and similarities between those and election processes. I am interested in how ideologies uphold the myth of luck alive to maintain the order, looking at the society where my mother grew up - Soviet state, a totalitarian regime with a state-led economy and looking for similarities what the past ideology have in common with the current one. Drawing visual language from my mother's workplaces - Soviet shop ( various ) and Bank ( various ) during 90ties, I created a rather uncomfortable space, hoping for a visitor to change ( to trash ) it.

    The first room of the show had the title "Production space". It had a clerk table, election box ( with magical sounds hidden within ), curtained voting corner. The second room of the show had the title "Consumption". It had two stages that hosted a mirrored wheel of fortune and a fish tank with two goldfish. A fence divided the room, and its bastions hosted melted and poured tin - for luck. There were several embroidered chairs, made to be felt when one would sit on them, rather than be seen.There was a performance happening at the opening and finissage of the show. Performers were slowly presenting the mythical objects of luck, it was visible that performers are tired, annoyed by the objects. At the finale, the performer who has been quietly sitting at a clerks table appeared and sang iconic Latvian composer Emīls Dārziņš and poet Jānis Poruks composition Close Your Eyes and Smile, that I used as a title for the show. The main character of the song is begging ( demanding ) his lover to melt her soul with him and to head towards dreamlike shores.

    Staged sculptural gestures interacted with visitors' viewpoints, questioning when the moment to step up on the stage will come?

    As a joyful finale- I found several chewing gums underneath the chairs, and hidden coins, left in the space for luck.


    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.

    Documentation: Pēteris Vīksna, Ansis Starks



  6. Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers

    Photos: Francesca Lucchitta

    Photos: Francesca Lucchitta

    Photos: Francesca Lucchitta

    Photos: Francesca Lucchitta

     

     

     

     

  7. Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

    Photos: Mirko Podkowik

     

     

     

     

    Jelly Coasts and Milk Rivers, episode 1

    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

    Documentation: Mirko Podkowik, Francesca Lucchitta

     

  8. 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

    Documentation: Mirko Podkowik

  9. Lounge Area Snooze

  10. 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

  11. 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

    Documentation: Mirko Podkowik

  12. 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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