Evelīna Deičmane-Vida
Time. Backwards. Night and Day

The installation Season Sorrow (2009). Photo: artists personal archive Object-sound installation at the exhibition Duvision of Time (2012). Photo: artists personal archive


installation and sound (sound arraged by Andre Vida)
vidatone · Laiks Atpakal


Expressly for Mobile Museum. Next Season, Evelīna Deičmane-Vida has created an installation from extant carcasses and packaging of her previous works, the materiality of which had been affected due to storage in an unsuitable environment. The only part of these large-scale installations that has remained untouched is intangible, namely the sound that will give viewers the chance to recreate the work within a new context and form. The sound has been created by mixing the various sounds, which were once part of the once extant installations (sound arranged by Andre Vida).


The installation features several works: the sound and video installation Season Sorrow (2009), created for the Latvian entry for the 53rd Venice Biennale; the sound and video installation Do Not Dream and Do Not Think of It  (2008), created for Manifesta 7, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art (Italy); the sound and object installation A Long Day (2011), made at the Resonance - European sound art network residence, during which the work went on show in Berlin, Maastricht and Rīga; as well as an installation from the 2012 solo show Division of Time (2012). Two of the works – Passing Sorrow and Do Not Dream and Do Not Think of It – became part of the collection of the ABLV Contemporary Art Museum. Even though Evelīna Deičmane-Vida has gained international recognition, with her large-scale installations featured in the collections of local and foreign museums, several of Evelīna Deičmane-Vida’s works have been shipped off to the Getliņi landfill to be destroyed, while the works on show in the territory of Boļševička have been stored in barns and cellars.

Even though the artist’s signature style is unchanged in the stack of works, they have been given a different symbolical and physical meaning. Living and working in Berlin, the artist consciously follows the volume of the material she uses. When making a new exhibition, she tries to recycle the materials for the works and to reuse them for the following ones, until they disintegrate and fall into pieces. Likewise, for the exhibition held in the territory of the former Boļševička textile factory, the artist recycles the parts and carcasses damaged due to unsuitable storage conditions, in order to symbolically transform them into a new shape and give viewers the chance to see familiar works under another aspect and within another context. 

About the author

Evelīna Deičmane-Vida (1978) is a visual artist working in Rīga and Berlin. In her creative practice, she often uses the mediums of sound, video and photography, creating experimental multimedia installations. Her oeuvre is characterized by an interaction between the personal emotional experience of human beings, existentialism and different moods, as well as by inquiries into the fragility of human relationships, addressing topics such as traditions, tales, and the coexistence of humans and nature. Evelīna’s works are characterized by a minimalist approach in the use of visual means of expression and frequent experiments of sound. She graduated the Department of Visual Communication in 2007 and the Visual Communication and Experimental Media departments at the Universität der Künste Berlin (2004; 2007–2009). She represented Latvia at the 53rd Venice Biennale with the multimedia project Passing Sorrow (2009). 

The Exhibition "Mobile Museum. Next Season"


Opening times:

Thursdays and Fridays: 14:00-20:00;

Saturdays 12:00-20:00

*Entry- free


Former textile factory “Boļševicka”,

Ganību dambis 30

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