The Staro Riga International Light Festival will be taking place for the twelfth time now, from 15th to 18th November.

Analougue projections, mixedmedia simphony, outdoor projection.
Courtyard of the Art Academy of Latvia, Kalpaka Boulevard 13
Date: Fri, Sat, Sun 17:00–23:00, Nov 15 2019 - Nov 18 2019

15. - 29.11. Tuesday - Friday 11-18 indoor exhibition at the Art Academy of Latvia

The Danish artist Karen Thastum and her Art group Tura Ya Moya has specialised in site-specific and cross disciplinary partly analogue media installations in Europe and in Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland). The group transformed a 20-foot cargo container into an Art and projection laboratory enabling them to project images from the container onto the existing environment in public spaces. 

The Nordic Art container that has travelled more than 3000 km. through Greenland and Scandinavia, is now visiting the LMA where it attends the festival Staro Riga with outdoor projection on the gable of the academy building, as well as a Indoor installation / exhibition in the 2. Floor.

“jūras ceļi / sea roads” will premiere the second part of Tura Ya Moya s “SEA MULTIMEDIA SYMPHONY” that reflect on the sea roads and the impact they has on the life in Scandinavia and Baltic before and now.

Karen Thastum and Tura Ya Moyas work is combining sound compositions and rough graphical black and white images projected onto the given surroundings often inspired by history, the iconographic drawings and footage is mirroring life, politics and history.

The project is including works by Nordic and Latvian Art students who met in a seminar “YOUNG WAVES” this summer in Aarhus, Students from the graphical department as well as Nordic professional Artists and composers.

jūras ceļi / sea roads also marks the 100 year of Art Academy of Latvia honouring the important of the waves that ART and Art students, who is able to reflect our history, environment and daily life is to our society back then and today.

Author of the project idea: HANDLE YA MOYA Artists Group (Denmark/Grenland/Germany)
Project implementer: Art Academy of Latvia and TURA YA MOYA
Project partner: Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia