An opportunity to sense one’s own and others’ soul flowers and gloamings that remain obscure in daily life.
The multimedia performance “THIS LOVE IS NOT FOR SALE” is a game of contrariety – balancing between a person’s pursuit of happiness and the consequent pain of being stuck inside of a square. An unfinished conversation between the father and his son continues in the form of art – a series of impulses left behind for the father in the intermediate space by his son – within the realm of his soul. While following the threads of eternity, one is searching for answers to questions never asked before.
The multimedia art principle predicts many players’ wishes and their ability to communicate on multiple levels of perception. In order to communicate within the interspace, a new reality is formed. In fact, multiple realities that keep shooting impulse threads at each other, in the language of contemporary dance, circus acrobatics, music and abstract visuals messages.
As a result of these impulses, searchers appear on the playing field – wandering eccentrics who play around and create peculiar, if not better, personal realities that are at least obvious to themselves. As part of their essence, they strive to free themselves from the formality of matter. Although at times such endeavours might seem self-destructive, the playful nature of the game frees oneself of any tension, offering a prospective way out, survival and surprises.
A soul tries to adapt to the boundaries of modern life – from inside of a square where it constantly fluctuates and balances between its present existence and its inner desires. Although, despite any resistance, a soul lives and loves until its demise. And as it turns out – even after.
“In the beginning there was sound (not a word). An initial vibration, intangible yet undeniably present impulse with an invisible side from which something visible springs. Moving through levels and assignments of the game, you approach the secret of the Universe – that glaring darkness, infinite sorrow and an all-embracing love.”
/Viktors Runtulis, director of the performance/
Creators of the playing field:
Composer - Matīss Runtulis
Director - Viktors Runtulis
Choreographer - Dmitrjs Gaitjukevičš
Scenographer, lighting artist - Rūdolfs Baltiņš
Video artist - Fricis Kalvelis
Producers - Sanita Tauriņa, Marta Mēness
Dzintars Krūmiņš, Aleksejs Smolovs, Daniela Vētra, Maija Sukute, Līga Kavace, Roberts Frišenfelds, Nauris Goba, Madlēna Valdberga, Līga Sipjagina
Toms Poišs, Miķelis Putniņš, Elza Rozentāle, Matīss Repsis, Pauls Ķierpe
Length of the performance – 90 min without intermission.
Audience will have the opportunity to see an audio-visual media exhibition “ART FOR A LONGER LIFE” an hour before or after the performance. The exhibition has been formed by Project DIVI 9 (TWO 9) in collaboration with Electronic art and media centre E-LAB. It will be an exposition of audio-visual works by more than 10 artists, created specifically for this occasion. Artists will reflect on the themes of Project DIVI 9, offering fresh, “life-extending” experiences to visitors. Exploring art as a kind of road of searching that allows interactive experimentation with space, environment and perception; like artists themselves experiment with their own lives; seeking new ways to exist, see and think.
4. November Open from 18:00 (exhibition), performance 19.00 - 20.30
5. November Open from 18:00 (exhibition), performance 19.00 - 20.30
6. November Open from 17:00 (exhibition), performance 18.00 - 19.30
7. November Open from 17:00 (exhibition), performance 18.00 - 19.30
10. November Open from 18:00 (exhibition), performance 19.00 - 20.30
11. November Open from 18:00 (exhibition), performance 19.00 - 20.30
Age Requirement: 16+
Our team will take all necessary precautions against COVID-19 during our events.
Please evaluate your health condition and do not attend our events if you show any COVID-19 symptoms.
Seats won’t be numbered and will be free to choose on arrival. The playing field will be clearly visible from all angles.
General Admission – EUR 18.00
You may support the aims of project TWO 9 by making a donation.
General Admission + Donation to DIVI 9 - EUR 29.00
*The aims of this project are social and cultural and not to make a profit or give publicity to other, non-related objectives. The multimedia performance “THIS LOVE IS NOT FOR SALE” is the first step of Project DIVI 9 towards its ultimate goal of raising awareness to mental health and addiction problems in Latvia using the language or art. As a result, clearing the stigma, diminishing prejudice and advancing emotional intelligence in our society.
Find out more: www.projektsdivi9.lv