Adelīna Kalniņa “Artilerijas street 10-10”

We are always being watched, but with the pandemic, the accuracy and intensity of surveillance has exploded. In Foucault’s “Discipline and Punish”, the state of the epidemic always requires an aggravated police order or discipline. The observation is scary. We are always alike in the disciplinary mechanics of surveillance, but now our gaze became anonymous in the most general sense. The world of technology looked up on a virtual level, always focused on another, but without the psychological pressure of presence. In this work, I have filmed Artilērijas Street in Riga, placing the camera by the window. The camera replaced the gaze, the camera was always without an operator while it was there.

Emīlija Paškeviča “SO SIMPLE”

The boy wanted to roll
and so he rolled and rolled and rolled and rolled
and rolled and rolled and rolled and rolled
and rolled and rolled and rolled and rolled
and no one hindered him from rolling and rolling and rolling.

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Spāre Vītola “Curators”

Balconies in Karosta, like all other balconies of multi-storey houses, are like podiums on which you can see a piece of how it really is, because the house is not an object or a building, but a set of different memories, hopes, daily rituals, fears and other emotions. And exploring the contents of the balcony is like taking one step into this person’s house.

Pēteris Sīlis “BRB”

In online communications like chat, e-mail etc. “BRB” means “be right back”. It is one of the most commonly used acronyms in online chat and texting.
It communicates that the person is leaving for a moment, but will be back shortly.

Reinis Žodžiks “The cathedral of Karosta”

Liepaja St. Nicholas sea cathedral is the biggest eastern orthodox church in Latvia and is a dominant in the architectural landscape of Liepaja Karosta district. This short documentary gives an insight in its’ exciting history as well as the contemporary context of culture in Karosta.

Elza Ozola “Everything in the sand”

It is important not to get caught up in every failure that has happened. In each of the experienced situations you can find some insight, but it is important to cleanse your mind of the accumulated emotions, thoughts and feelings, because they can cause discomfort if dragged along for a long time. It is valuable to let go of what no longer serves a purpose so that life can offer with new opportunities and ideas.

Artūrs Goldmanis “L O O L”

Everyone has the freedom to interpret and look at things as they wish. One object may look completely different, depending on each person’s individual perception. The viewer himself has the opportunity to understand the displayed emotions from different points of view.

Renāte Stopniece “Spill”

Be able to maintain movement and flow, choosing your own pace and direction, without being surrounded by conditions.

Linda Roze “Freedom of nature”

Nature and the mundane tweeting of birds, the sound of the wind.
Can it all still be seen as special?

Olga Barbina “Game of Ecosystems”

The micro world exists and develops by following its own laws, regardless of human desires. Like other organic systems, this world succumbs to its chaotic order, interacts with the environment, plays invisible games, forms different types of relationships, which collapse into a new order and everything repeats itself from the new. Fear of the invisible encourages the invention of rational models in which people can figure out this world by adapting to the logic of mathematical models.
The generated digital microorganisms are based on the cellular automata game “Game of life” created by the British mathematician John Conway, in which complex systems are formed following seemingly simple rules.

Births: Each dead cell adjacent to exactly three live neighbors will become live in the next generation.
Death by isolation: Each live cell with one or fewer live neighbors will die in the next generation.
Death by overcrowding: Each live cell with four or more live neighbors will die in the next generation.
Survival: Each live cell with either two or three live neighbors will remain alive for the next generation.

Audio – Gustavs Lociks