ANDY WARHOL IS THAT YOU?

Director: Kristine Vitola

Actors: Andis Strods, Jana Civzele, Iveta Pole

Stage-design: Rudolfs Baltins

Sound: Matiss Runtulis (Mr.Myster)

Lights: Janis Snikers

Producer: Zane Estere Gruntmane

Media: Zanda Senkova

Production assistance:  Linda Krumina, Lina Sarma, Lelde Sirma, Diana Hakova

Production: PIGEON-BRIDGE

Co-production: Kanepes Culture center

Partners: University RISEBA, Architecture and Media centre H2O6

 

Financial support: Latvian Culture Capital Foundation, Embassy of the United States in Latvia, Riga

Support: Company “Lauresta”, “Gandrs”, cafe “Tvaiks”, Tritone Studio

 

Premiere: 31st of March 2014,

Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6

Duration: 45 min

 

“If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.” Andy Warhol

 

“Andy Warhol, Is That You?”  is a contemporary art object exhibition – it’s a composition and reflection about art of the second half of the 20th century, where the image of Andy Warhol functions as a point of reference, which coexists with the scenic copies of Andy’s and the artists of his time. Substantially in the centre of the performance is the nothingness, which where in it’s centre there is nothing, behind which is offered by the post-modernity.

 

“A performance with hypnotic rhythm, gorgeous surprise moments and scenographic effects. When you look at felt strip game, you forget to breathe. Involving.” journalist Anda Spriņģe

“To quote and repeat till in the non-sense a new sense is born,” theatres critique Kitija Balcere.

“What was that – you cannot put it in a words. And I cannot tell what happened during the performance, as well as it is not possible to understand it. But is it necessary? (…) This performance, as the programme says, is an exhibition of art which created a frightening David Lynch world, where you could find some moments of American culture and pop-culture,” Marta Martinsone, Satori.lv

The nothingness creates something – it creates an unidentifiable, intuitive feeling of this popularly perceived unexplained emptiness, but a sense of it’s wondrous dimension.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was one of the most significant and yet most contradictory 20th century artists. He is one of the most meaningful pop art representatives.