Location: Dailes Theatre

“One Building’s Dream” is a series of multimedia projects, which as part of the Festival of Light “Staro Rīga”, provide a new look at one of Rīga’s buildings each year.
• In 2008, it was the Rīga Regional Court building (the event was combined with the Rīga Regional Court’s 90th Year Anniversary Celebrations)
• In 2009 – the Latvian National Opera (combined with the LNO’s 90th Year Anniversary Celebrations)
• The Daile Theatre, which this year celebrates its 90th Year Anniversary has been selected as the 2010 object;

The artists have creatively used the opportunities provided by the latest technology, and as a result have created unusual video projections on the building’s walls, where they use historical photo/ video/ musical materials, which are connected with the specific building / the institution’s operations and history. They also play on the building’s architectural features, as well as creating graphic and 3D drawings, the spatiality of which creates an illusion about the reality of the drawn image in its viewers.

This time the artists hope to create a monumental series of video image art works, which will be projected on the Daile Theatre building’s façade plates which depict flames.

The Daile Theatre building’s creation is associated with a fight lasting for years about the defence of one’s idea, “about the demolition of one’s idea in the crossfire of the bureaucracy and the Party”. Architect Marta Staņa’s vision was considered to be innovative: her idea was accepted, then denied. The monumental video installation created by the artists – R. Rubīns, V. Keino, A. Hāgendorfs – is a message expressed in metaphors to the building’s author’s creative and determined spirit.

Project idea author: Viktors Keino
Project constructor: DABA creative association
Director: Roberts Rubīns
Video artist: Viktors Keino
3D animation creator: Arnis Hāgendorfs
Project manager: Inese Auziņa
Cooperation partner: Daile Theatre

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