Kristaps Epners

  1. Windows



  2. Windows

    7 channel HD video, sound, 11 min

    2016


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    In the video installation Windows visitors can discover different landscapes trough the windows of seven abandoned and uninhabited buildings – six living houses and one church.  Nature literally surrounds the buildings; its presence can be felt immediately and quite directly. The interior still exudes the presence of its former residents. This is evidenced by the furniture, clothes, crockery, tools and documents left behind.

    The work invites a viewer to contemplate about the cyclicality of interaction between a human and nature. Hundred years have passed since the time when people invaded the landscape in the middle of nowhere and turned it into their place of residence. After freeing up space, building their home and setting up a garden, they sat down at the table and looked through the window at their landscape for years. The circle is currently coming to an end – the scars made by people are overgrowing and the landscape is gradually returning to its original wilderness.

    The work was made and exhibited for the first time in the group exhibition Contemporary Landscape at the Art Festival Cēsis 2016 in Latvia.

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  4. Shows:

    festival Narracje #10, November 16th – 17th, 2018, Gdansk, PL

    group exhibition EXTENSION.LV: Meeting with Ourselves, November 17th, 2017 – February 18th, 2018 at National Center for Contemporary Art, Nizhniy Novgorod, RU 

    group exhibition EXTENSION.LV: Meeting with Ourselves, June 13th – July 7th, 2017 at Victoria GallerySamara, RU

    group exhibition EXTENSION.LV: Meeting with Ourselves, April 21st – May 14th, 2017 at Triumph GalleryMoscow, RU

    solo show at Kokmuiža Festival, September 9th – 20th, 2016 at Kokmuiža Manor, LV

    group exhibition Contemporary Landscape at Art Festival Cēsis 2016, July 15th – August 14th, 2016 at Old Brewery Cēsis, LV

     

              http://echogonewrong.com/natural-cultural-technological-meditations/     >> eng

              http://www.cesufestivals.lv/en/exhibition-contemporary-landscape/     >> eng

              http://www.arterritory.com/lv/teksti/recenzijas/5774-laikmetiga_ainava/     >> lat

              http://www.diena.lv/raksts/kd/maksla/izstades-_laikmetiga-ainava_-cesu-makslas-festivala-recenzija.-kaut-kas-kustas-kaut-kas-ne-14149682     >> lat

              http://www.la.lv/laikmetigas-ainavas-reflektiva-mozaika/     >> lat

              http://arterritory.com/ru/teksti/recenzii/7127-sni_o_snah_na_extension.lv/     >> rus


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