MARCOS LUTYENS, SURVIVAL KIT.lv, Contemporary Art Festival

  • Marcos Lutyens, Haptic Spectre, at Survival Kit

Haptic induction 

SURVIVAL KIT 8, Contemporary Art Festival 
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art - LCCA, September 8th - 25th, 2016

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art invites you for the opening of contemporary art festival SURVIVAL KIT 8 on September 8, 9pm ar C. C. fon Stritzky's villa!
During the opening, the concert by Hamidreza Rahbaraalam and performances by Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and Ieva Kraule.
From 9pm opening afterparty at the club Piens with K'AN and TRASHY KID!

The eighth international contemporary art festival Survival Kit will take place this autumn from 8-25 September. This year in response to observations and current affairs, the festival will focus on the acupuncture of society, viewing our modern day society as a body, searching for and locating its most painful points. In addition to the main exhibition, special attention will be devoted to putting together a varied programme of events, which will offer meditation workshops and shamanistic performances led by artists, pseudo religious film screenings and critical multidisciplinary discussions. The festival has been organised by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Participants: Miķelis Fišers, Kaspars Groševs, Atis Jākobsons, Ieva Kraule, Agnese Krivade un Kate Krolle, Linards Kulless, Svens Kuzmins, Katrīna Neiburga, Žanis Valdheims, Artūrs Virtmanis, Reinis Virtmanis, Elita Ansone, Valentina Desideri (NL), Gabríela Friðriksdóttir (IS), Chiara Fumai (IT), Goldin+Senneby (SE), Vivienne Griffin (IRL/UK), Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson (IS), Paul Philipp Heinze (DE), J&K (DE/DK), Marte Johnslien (NO), Myriam Lefkowitz (FR), Géraldine Longueville (FR), Marcos Lutyens (USA), Cian McConn (IRL), Pádraic E. Moore (IE), Shana Moulton (USA), Christoph Mühlau (DE), Lea Porsager (DK), Katarzyna Przezwańska (PL), Floris Schönfeld (USA/NL), Melissa Steckbauer (USA), Magda Tothova (SK), Dovile Tumpyte (LT), Suse Wächter (DE), Simon van der Weele (NL) & Hannah Klaubert (DE).

Curators: Solvita Krese and Inga Lāce

Inga Lāce, one of the exhibition curators, notes: ‘Acupuncture, as a metaphor for testing the sensitive societal zones, has not been selected randomly. During the last few years, our society has grown increasingly more interested in alternative medicine, esotericism and suggestion. Eastern spiritualism is becoming ever more present in today’s techno-utopian world. Could this interest be interpreted as an escape from reality, a new lifestyle accessory or a key to an alternative survival, while all along knowing that the tools and methods currently at our disposal no longer offer the desired result?’

For more information: Survival Kit.lv