I was born in Riga in 1983. I graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam) audio visual department in 2016 and I’m currently based in Amsterdam. My artistic path has been unfolding step by step during the last 5 years. I have previously graduated from the Business school in Riga. Untill now I have been showing my work mostly in the Netherlands. My short films have been screened in the Eye film museum and in various festivals and events in the Netherlands.
My inspiration mainly comes from social contexts and paradoxes. How does our sense of autonomy relate to others? What role does the distance play in the interpersonal contact? My personal fascination with independence probably starts in my childhood, experiencing the happenings of the restoration of independence in the country I come from, followed by various struggles of a divided society. This fascination about coexistence continues in various personal situations and observations. A dialogue often inspires my work and the work also takes shape of a dialogue. I work in an experimental, free but precise way with various mediums – performance, drawing, text, video. The formats that I use in my practice are interlaced.
One minute film about my first encounter with a human like non-human. In order to fit in his world I had to study the book he gave me. This video work won in The One Minutes competition – Communication with the non-human, curated by Melanie Bonajo. Video was shown in the Eye film museum in Amsterdam in 2016.
Video work made for the Does Not Equal film screening, W139, Amsterdam. The term Feminism has been ignored because of the negative connotations and not enough understanding of what it is. Therefore in a light tone we are questioning what feminism is for us.
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.
Video work commissioned by Noord/Zuidlijn metro line project, Amsterdam. This video is inspired by the work in progress by Amalia Pica – an artist who is making an artwork for the Pijp metro station in Amsterdam. Large wall paintings where the colours of the Pijp district are dripping down the the walls of the metro station. I decided to make a journey through these colours and I wrote a travelling poem for it.
A man longing for nature and quietness in Amsterdam finds himself interacting with his surroundings and connecting to plants and animals.
A book with illustrations and photos. While sketching I am trying to remember a painting from my childhood which I haven’t seen for more than 20 years.
Video work based on a story from my family history. The story starts in year 1945.