Montag, 5. Juni 2023

About "9047" or a "Place Between The Mountains" at Pedvale

 Some images from the land art installation "9047" or "A Place Between The Mountains" in Pedvale. Compared to most of my other land art objects, this work is designed for a more permanent placement. Of course nature takes its toll over time and the installation will become more and more part of the natural landscape.

"9047" or "A place Between The Mountains" is site-specific and refers to the nearby village of Sabile, nestled among high hills. On the other hand, the object reflects some autobiographical elements related to cities where I have lived and worked, located between or surrounded by mountains. Like Taipei, Kathmandu or Mexcio DF, among others. At the same time it is a kind of tomb for my illusions, hopes and visions. Also, the strange thing is that the installation made me feel connected to the ground and the earth. - Me of all people.. who never feels attached to a place or can call home.

At first I thought about covering the two metal cones with stones or earth, but from a distance I saw the play of reflections and shadows on the metal surface. As a result, the object is clearly visible from a distance. The two stones on the cones can be interpreted as clouds or as smoke from volcanoes. One of the concepts was that I only use material that could be found on the Pedvale site or the sculptor's workshop of Ojars Feldbergs. Who also gave some technical support during the creation of the installation. The object thereby became a contrast between natural objects and objects processed by human hands. In the end, the installation became an important part of my live performance "Stones". The work is now part of the collection of PedvaleArt Park 

The images show the difference stages of the creation until the final stage

Temporary metamorphosis after Live Performance "Stones"

Sonntag, 4. Juni 2023

“Movement” at : TYPA CENTER

 Three small figurative linocuts Owl under Halfmoon / The Spider / Water & Sky are on display in the linocut exhibition with the theme “Movement” at :


04.05.2023 – 25.06.2023

Open : Wed – Sun: 12:00 – 18:00

Kastani 8f, (behind Samelin Shoe Factory), Tartu, Estonia

Samstag, 3. Juni 2023

Finish line at Pedvale - The red flag 🚩

 The red flag 🚩indicates my projects have reached the finish line at Pedvale Art Park near Sabile in Latvia and the point of the presentation.

The overall project is simply named "Pevale" after the location of Pedvale.

Within a month I created a land art installation called "9047" or ("A place between mountains") and gave a live performance called "Stones" with the integration of the land art installation. In addition, a video work entitled "Structure & Pattern" was created. I also experimented with the sound, still lifes and video performances. Finally, I conducted a workshop on the subject of "social sculpture".

However, this interdisciplinary project differs from all larger projects that have emerged in recent years. It is still an interdisciplinary project consisting of several elements. But it was individual, there was no collaboration with other artists, art students or a community. Aside from some technical assistance from sculptor Ojars Arvids Feldbergs and the implementation of the 'Social Sculpture' workshop, this was deliberately not a collaborative project - it falls under the 'Lone Wolf' category. At the same time, however, it is very site-specific and contains some autobiographical elements

Even if the project and the concepts were based on an individual and sole personal work-related basis, there was still an interactive exchange between me, my work and the participants of the workshop and the audience.

It was the idea of working differently and approaching issues and problems in a slightly different way than in my previous interdisciplinary projects, which almost always involved collaboration.

As I mentioned, at the end the works are ending up being metaphorical but very site-specific, while also containing strong autobiographical elements. More than I imagined, although at the start of the project I struggled with inner turmoil, mental turmoil and exertion.

More detailed information will follow

funded by the European Union and implemented by the Goethe-Institut as part of the CULTURE MOVES EUROPE funding program

First photo - after the performance

Images project

Freitag, 2. Juni 2023

Two-day screening event, Video Art Miden

“stairs & corridors” which is a collaboration work with dancer Jana Schmück (Bautzen, Germany) is presented in a

in a two-day screening event, Video Art Miden presents 2 video art sections at 

To Pikap in Thessaloniki, Greece : "True lies" curated by Nikos Podias on Friday, June 2 and "Shhhhh... #1" curated by Martha Zoupa on Saturday, June 3.

stairs & Corridors” is screened in the section “Shhh#1”

Place and times: To Pikap Kato (Olympus 57), Thessalonki, Greece 18:00-23:00. 2nd June - 3rd June 2023

Each day's unit will be looped.

Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2023


 My video work "the HEALING" will be screened today 1st of June at the


The festival will run from 1st of June until 4th of June 2023 at

Cine Satyros Bijou, Praça Franklin Roosevelt, 172 – Consolação, São Paulo, Brazil

Faced with the eco-political challenges of the 21st century, the 3rd Ecoperformance International Film Festival continues its transcultural mission of bringing together interdisciplinary artists who work in natural, urban, and virtual landscapes to investigate in an ecopoet[h]ic and cinematographic way the tensions of composition and conflict between environment, body, and ancestry.

Link :

Donnerstag, 25. Mai 2023

The Bath Fringe Festival 2023 – (Awe and Wonder)

 My video work steadily flowing...steadily moving is presented at

The Bath Fringe Festival 2023 – (Awe and Wonder), UK

The Awe and Wonder is part of the annual Fringe Arts Bath Festival. The Exhibition, features a collection artworks related to the natural world The exhibition includes video, photography, installation, paintings and textile objects.

27 May to 10 June (Opening 26 May 2023)
Open 1pm to 4pm,
Venue: St James the Less Chapel, Foxcote, nr. Shoscombe BA3 5YE

Curator Sarah Carney

Montag, 22. Mai 2023

MOOVY Dance Film Festival

 View behind the curtain” in Cologne, Germany

“ View behind the curtain” is a collaboration project with dancer Jana Schmück (Bautzen, Germany) and will be screened at:
MOOVY Tanzfilmfestival - dance film festival
Filmforum im Museum Ludwig & Alte Feuerwache, Cologne, Germany

The work will be presented at Kino Alte Feuerwache Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Cologne on 27 May 2023 from 17.30 on
Festival director: Ágota Harmati

" View behind the curtain" is part of The Ashes of Eden project  which is a joint work with  Jana Schmück (Bautzen)The concept of the project is based on isolating, cataloguing, analyzing and studying in detail these site-specific themes or objects. Deepening the context they are in, how they differ from one place to another, urban/rural and social settings, neighborhoods or communities. How autonomous are the spaces or objects of a region and how are they related and interconnected?

Germany, 2022, 6’6”
Direction: Johannes Christopher Gerard, Choreography: Jana Schmück.

Samstag, 20. Mai 2023

Work continues at Pedvale Art Park

 Work continues as the final week approaches at Pedvale Art Park. The Land Art object in the early morning dew. And a video and performance rehearsal in the afternoon sun.

The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Goethe-Institut as part of the CULTURE MOVES EUROPE funding program.

Dienstag, 16. Mai 2023

“The Last Of The Winters”

 Work from my photography portfolio “The Ice Is Breaking” is presented at

“The Last Of The Winters”

international show – video, photograph, sound

Momentum Gallery

17/05/2023 -31/05/2023 .

Opening 17.05.2023, 18:30-21.00 h

Momentum Gallery ( AP KunstArt Fund ), Ul. Chopina 17/3, Krakow, Poland

The exhibition is part of the accompanying program of Cracow Art Festival KRAKERS 2023.

Curators: Anna Petelenz & Małgorzata Petelenz

You're looking out the window. It's the last snow you'll see. will you leave? will you taste it? Is it easier now to enjoy than at the bus stop it was so cold. Now you know it's the last snow. And at last you have to value it.

Because there will be no more winter. Someday winter will come and it will be the last one. How will you know that it is this the last one?

Samstag, 13. Mai 2023

Half of the game at Pedvale

Almost half of the project schedule has expired. After a bit of an arduous start, the Land Art object and audiovisual elements of the project are now starting to take shape after a while.

The rural environment and the manor give the opportunity to create audio visual material outside of an indoor studio or location. The vast wide and quiet emptiness of landscape gives you a new view for try and work outs not only for a land art object but also for video and performance pieces. However as this a public museum park you still have the chance to interact with the visitors to the art park

The project is founded by the European Union and implemented by the Goethe-Institut through the CULTURE MOVES EUROPE grant scheme.