White Night: Waiting for Light to Return

balta nakts kimAn audiovisual performance by Ieva Epnere in cooperation with the composer Evija Skuķe and artist Sarah Gerats.

If you have visited Pyramiden Town of Norway, you hold a very special secret. This former Soviet coalmining site on the Svalbard Island was abandoned in 1998 leaving behind a library with books, a culture house and the northmost piano in the world. The newest Riga solo show by Ieva Epnere and the accompanying performance during the White Night at kim? consists of sweet memories brought from this remote place – a token of desire to learn the unknown, power of nature and psychological cycles of human beings.

The audiovisual performance “Waiting for Light to Return” by Ieva Epnere is a result of cooperation with composer Evija Skuķe and artist Sarah Gerats. The live play will be performed by violoncellist Undīne Balode and soloist Laima Lediņa. The performance aims to create an illusion of viewer transferring to Svalbard reality at the time of full solar eclipse. This state is achieved through music and text projections.

Ieva Epnere (born 1977) is Latvian artist living and working in Riga. Focus of her work is photography, video and films, where personal, private stories are the beginning of an artistic reflection on identity, traditions and rituals.

 

Programme

6:00pm to 12:00am

Exhibition Hall kim? (1st Floor):

Solo show “Waiting for Light to Return” by Ieva Epnere

6:00pm to 12:00am

Exhibition Hall kim? (Ground floor):

“A stone archive to periodically activate, reflect on, damage and, lastly, decorate with fiction”, Exhibition curator Chris Sharp.

6:00pm to 6:45pm / 7:00pm to 7:45pm / 8:00pm to 8:45pm / 9:00pm to 9:45pm

Guided excursions-presentations around exhibitions of the Contemporary Art Centre kim?

10:00pm to 10:08pm / 10:40pm to 10:48pm / 11:20pm to 11.28pm / 12:00am to 12:08am / 12:40am to 12:48am

Central event at kim? during the White Night 2015 will be audiovisual performance “Waiting for Light to Return” by Ieva Epnere. It was created in cooperation with composer Evija Skuķe and artist Sarah Gerats and is played live by violoncellist Undīne Balode and solist Laima Lediņa. This 8 minutes long performance will repeat 5 times every 40 minutes. 

 

Photo: Ieva Epnere. “Waiting for Light to Return”, 2015

 

18.001.00

Contemporary Art Centre kim?, Maskava Street 12/1, Spīķeri

Contemporary Art Centre kim?