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The 12th international “Waterpieces” contemporary and video art festival will as usual stimulate professional competition between video artists in the Baltic region, as well as provide a comprehensive insight into the latest global trends in art of the moving image through the presentation of selected programmes from renowned media and video art festivals. Among the selections on view during this festival will be short films from the futuristic urban British video art archive “Onedotzero”, the very best works from the technologically innovative “15th Japanese Media Arts Festival”, as well as a programme from the travelling video festival “CologneOFF” which focuses on geographic and artistic boundaries, while the impact of the crisis on art of the moving image will be reflected in “Austerity Measures” – a selection of videos compiled by Portuguese curator João Laia.

The festival programme will be enlivened by sets by Latvian VJs with participants including “Gas of Latvia” and F5 and performances by text group Orbīta, Kaspars Groševs, DJ Krii and $Kodek and TV Maskava.



The Program of “Waterpieces”


16 August – opening day of the festival

21:00 Presentation of the Baltics best audio-visual art works and awards ceremony

22:30  Text – group Orbīta performance / FM Slow Show

23:00 LV VJ set featuring:

“Gas of Latvia”;


Zane Raudiņa un Jeļena Glazova “Reborn”


17 August – second day of the festival

21:00 Kaspars Groševs/ performance by deliberate

21:30 Curator João Laia’s (Pt) programme “Austerity Measures”

22:30 DJ Krii Kruu

23:00 “CologneOFF”- video art in a global context “Mexican Visions” programme


18 August – closing day of the festival

21:00 $Kodek and TV Maskava

21:30 “Onedotzero”- adventures in moving image programme “Citystates’10”

23:00 A selection of the best works from the “15th Japan Media Arts Festival”

Exhibition accompanying the festival: “4Dialogues” at NOASS gallery from 12:00-19:00, 15 – 30 August.

A lecture by the exhibition’s curator João Laia (Pt) will take place at 19:00 on 14 August on the NOASS floating arts centre.

Entrance free


International Contemporary and Video Art Festival “WATERPIECES 2012” is organized by:

supported by:

ABLV Charitable Foundation


Noass partneri