One weekend I was cooking and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to strangers in New York City. The performance was activated when someone from the audience decided to step in and to interact – to feed me and to be fed. Few times I got very hungry because nobody showed up. I was not starting the meal without a guest. Friday dinner turned out to be the most social. I fed 4 people. Performances took place in the gallery space, my room or the bathtub of the artlifelab, depending of the circumstances. The lenght of the spoons is adjustable – 180 and 90cm.
Residency program Edible bodies, Glasshouse ArtLifeLab, New York City, Brooklyn
Performance in Rankas Manor (Latvia) during the Plain Air, Painting outdoors 2016.
Reading of a poem “Marvelous vulnerability” of Latvian actress and poet Biruta Skujeniece (1888. – 1931.). This poem is about vulnerability, beauty and fragility of various delicate moments in nature. Beautiful and wise words from one of the first known Latvian female poets. I found my wish to prolong the life of the beautiful old I have observed in this particular place during the time of my stay. The reading was combined with my contemplation on the subject of nature, human and vulnerability, and my experiences concerning nature while living in the Netherlands.
The setup of this performance was adjusted to the event, where other artists are painting outdoors – a young woman reading a book in an abondoned servants house, on the premises of the manor.
Rankas Manor was built in the middle of 18th and 19th century, and it had suffered from two fires – in 1986 and 1990. In the last 12 years the manor and it’s surrounding is slowly being restored.
2015 (April) —- Skinship, performance EYE on Art: Magnify – Magnifying, The EYE museum, Amsterdam. The performance “Skinship” in collaboration with Anna Dorota Radzimirska and Yulia Ratman. The subject of the performance is the lost language of physical touch. One performer is filming close ups of the physical interaction between the other two performers and the audience. The image is projected live on the cinema screen. The play between physical presence and live-filmed image became holistic. This project augments the classical perception in the cinema up to a bizarre possibility and create a literal experience with the story on the screen. The game of a creator, viewer and and the purpose of the location is present here. The performance took place the in the Eye cinema and film museum in Amsterdam.
A man longing for nature and quietness in Amsterdam finds himself interacting with his surroundings and connecting to plants and animals.