Urban experiment “Red River Pearls”


The project is dedicated to the Sarkandaugava neighbourhood of Riga. The river that gave name to the neighbourhood has been neglected and overgrown, and yet, much like the neighbourhood itself, it hides many pearls waiting to be discovered. That is why the residents of the neighbourhood are willing to learn more about the river, preserve and develop it. The “Red River Pearls” (“Sarkanās upes pērles”) project – the past, present and future stories told by the residents of Sarkandaugava, is a study carried out by ten artists in August who will jointly create an experimental art performance to be presented to the public in Sarkandaugava Park on the 6th of September from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Creative workshops for families will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a multimedia art performance – the urban experiment “Red River Pearls” (directed by Dmitrijs Petrenko) at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and the opening of audiovisual installation “Neibarts. 75 Pearls for Sarkandaugava” at 6:30 p.m. that will remain on show until 11 p.m. Laura Appena’s photography exhibition “Sarkandaugava” will also be on display all evening.

Thematic division: Survival Kit

Begins : 06.09.2014 12:00

Ends: 06.09.2014 20:00


  • Sarkandaugava Park between Sarkandaugavas iela and Ceļinieku iela

Form of event:

  • Object in the city environment
  • Workshop
  • Action
  • Event
  • Exhibition
  • Performance art

Category of event:

  • Literature
  • Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Participation of the public
  • History
  • Multimedia

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Contemporary Art Festival “Survival Kit 6” to Also Have Individual Programme for Riga Creative Quarters.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/survival_kit



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