Hello dear Space:Garage-ists!
We have transformed and feel it’s enough of partying hard and being party animals. For us and for now; ‘cos we never say never. This is not a finish-line, and we simply move forward undertaking new disciplines. The first of which will take place Saturday, October 16 at VEF’s Art Center.
The theme and the title of our experimental art project is „Urban Poetry”. Its aim is to show the modern cultural language transformations which are directly or indirectly caused and accumulated by city environment. Headliners of the first section is going to be the legendary duo Plaid. They have had a huge influence on us and our friends all over the world. Plaid, as a lot of artists from Warp Records have never been too keen to follow trends and have always appreciated classics. You will have a chance to enjoy tracks from their upcoming album “Scintilli”. We are excited to check out our heroes live.
The evening program (20.00-23.30) of „Urban Poetry pt.1” will include a demonstration of the Japanese anime film “Tekkon Kinkreet” and the live performance of the phenomenal “Plaid”, while the day section (16.00-20.00) will introduce to other urban culture disciplines which essentially contain the improvisation in real-time: poetry, sound art, grafitti and culinary art. This will be performed by artists both from Riga and London which have been noticable in urban environment and highly evaluated in alternative culture.
Among all we would like to emphasize two artists from urban London – Shane Solanki and Kate Tempest. Shane is a spoken-word artist who has traveled the world and various creative projects on the way. The most notable of which was “D’Archetypes” in his India period, his current project “Last Mango” in France and UK’s “Broken English”. Whatever the period, Shane is always similarly risk-taking in his performances by mixing such motives as rap with cross-dressing, politics with satire and even Jazz with Indian folk music. This man is unstoppable and we can only guess how will he surprise Riga.
As well as Shane, Kate Tempest also uses language to spread her artistic ideas and comment on life’s processes. While she’s only 24 and does not often leave her hometown London, she has gained a great success there and in Great Britain. Her first contact with literature was through hip-hop and GZA, leading light of the Wu-Tang Clan, was the first person to call her a poet after she rapped for him at one of his gigs six years ago. Back then she performed her gritty, rap-rhymes at squat parties in London. Now she tours Great Britain and has just released her first poetry album with record company Pure Groove, and her band, Sound of Rum, have recently signed a record deal. Big up and welcome, Shane and Kate!
We appreciate you reading this and will be pleased to share the pleasant moments with you!
Tickets available now at www.bezrindas.lv. Day programme – 4 Ls; Day and evening programme – 7 Ls.
P.s. Outside the VEF’s Art Center you’ll find a mini version of London’s Bricklane with hand-made snacks, hot&cool beverages and a mini-market of other goods. So, if you have some small, unique, usable, wearable or simply enjoyable things to sell, please contact us or simply sign-up in comments underneath!
Organized by: Space Garage, Totaldobže, British council, project Creative cities