Stop-motion animation, video, 4:40, 2020
I built an illegal public sculpture in downtown Omaha, USA. It was intended as a typical mark of Western culture – a red, geometric abstraction present in any city and noticed by no-one. It worked, even the landowner took note of the artwork only a good month later, and requested the immediate removal of it. In the meantime I observed the sculpture every night to see what it does when nobody is around.
The animation is to be exhibited together with a video in which a group of Latvian National Symphony Orchestra musicians is being conducted by the sculpture.
Made during residency at Bemis.
Musicians: Jānis Porietis (flugelhorn), Elīna Endzele (percussions), Kaspars Majors (tenor trombone), Mikus Runka (french horn), Artūrs Bērziņš (base trombone), Raivis Māgurs (tuba), Egils Upatnieks (cor anglais), Mareks Pinta (base clarinet), Jānis Semjonovs (bassoon), Reinis Burkins (contrabassoon).
Sound engineer – Varis Kurmiņš.
Many thanks to VKKF, Daiga Rudzāte, Indra Lūkina, Elīna Auzāne and Kristaps Pētersons.