Sound art symposium warms up next year’s „Skan II” exhibition
The aim of „Skan II” exhibition is to offer an introduction into innovative contemporary art forms and to remind about the unique Riga architecture heritage. Those two themes will be discussed at the symposium in a theoretical level.
„Skan II” will include works from the world’s most popular sound artists. The exhibition is held at The Botanical Garden of University of Latvia and Riga urban environment. It will be opened in April, 2014, and available for visitors through the whole summer 2014.
„Skan II” will continue the first Baltic sound art exhibition „Skan” that was held in 2007. Both exhibitions are organized by „Skaņu Mežs” festival.
The following artists from Latvia and foreign countries will participate at the exhibition: Evelīna Deičmane, Voldemārs Johansons, Leif Elggren, Carl Michael Von Hauswolff. Anke Eckardt, Michael J.Schumacher, Edwin van der Heide, Arnaud Jacobs, Signe Liden, David Helbich, Thomas Rutgers, Jitske Blom, Tommi Gronlund, Petteri Nisunen, Stefan Roigk, Pascal Broccolichi and Max Eastley.
Sound art is audible and visible art that is defined by a situation and connected to a certain space. Sound art works can atmospherically „charge” a room and make it a place for unique feelings.
Sound art has developed sharply through the last years and nowadays has become a significant interdisciplinary art form.
Sound art symposium will be held on 7 and 8 October at LMT Chamber Hall of Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. Practising artists will lecture at the symposium covering such fields as sound art history and future perspectives, and sound art connection to other disciplines- such as architecture, music. Jacob Kirkegaard (Denmark), Max Eastley (England), Voldemārs Johansons and Evelīna Deičmane from Latvia will be among them. Musicologists and art critics Rahma Khazam, Volker Straebel and Helga de la Motte-Haber will also be giving lectures.