There is a myth going around among Latvian musicians about an unexpected encounter – composer Pēteris Plakidis had once contemplated writing an opera. If such an opera were to be created, it would have been based on the sci-fi classic, Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles. It is quite intriguing to try to imagine what the encounter of Plakidis and Bradbury would sound like in a contemporary performance piece, because the tropes of science fiction – progressive utopias and frightening dystopias – are current, perceptible and visible in the works of modern artists, who, through grasping the possibilities of an alternative future, outline the current issues of feminism, ecology and politics.
The exhibition will be available during and after the festival until November 22.
Free of admission
Supported by: Federal Foreign Office the Federal Republic of Germany, Liepāja City Council and State Culture Capital Foundation.