Homo Novus 2019 / Balss

International Festival of Contemporary Theatre "Homo Novus"

performance "Voice"

September 9, 10, 11 from 17.00 till 21.00

Concert venue "Tu jau zini Kur", Tallinas iela 10

4h / Artists will be present during the total duration and audience is welcome to arrive and leave when they please

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Tickets - 10 EUR (7 EUR - reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities)

Idea, creation, performance: Tetsuya Umeda
Assistent: Elīna Valdmane

What strikes most about Japanese artist Tetsuya Umeda’s work, is his wildly imaginative and inventive way with objects, using low-level technology approach. In his hands, the objects like tine cans, buckets, light bulbs start a life on their own, regardless their traditional purpose. To experience his installations is like entering a science lab with a busy professor – Umeda playfully orchestrates not only objects, but also natural phenomenas. Here water evaporating or smoke rising will generate a string of actions, gradually building delicate and rich environments where the human is a witness and collaborator, but never the one in control.

In Riga, Umeda will create a durational concert-installation using 50 empty rice cans. The creation of sound by heating the cans dates 2000 years back to ancient Japanese ritual where this was a way of telling the future and the sound was believed to be the voice of god.

International Festival of Contemporary Theatre "Homo Novus" is the leading performing arts festival in Latvia and one of the biggest in the Baltic region. Festival takes place in Riga from September 5 till 13, 2019 and introduces audiences to both new and renowned artists that seek ways of expressing their views and opinions about the world and the society. Festival offers a range of performances as well as seminars, workshops and other activities.


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