‘Zeno’s third paradox was about an arrow in flight. But, seeing as it stands still in any one instant of time, it remains motionless. The arrow flies forward, but does not move. It pierces the heart, and from this poems are born.’ So said Vladimir Gandelsman. This piece has arisen from multiple arrows that have pierced us. The arrow of Rīgas Laiks. The arrow of Wagner. The arrow of Auznieks. And all the other conscious and unconscious arrows of life.
ZRwhdZ is like a formula. It is like the golden ratio through which you can approach perfection in live art. Deciphering the abbreviation you get the phrase “Zum Raum hier wird die Zeit” (“Here, time becomes space”) from the libretto of Richard Wagner’s last opera Parsifal. Time and space become the frame, the legs on which the scenography moves.
A few years ago on a trip, we got a pocket-sized musical box which can fit into the palm of a hand. But a person can also fit into the music box. Something can come into existence in the space between contradiction and ambivalence, which contains childishness and its loss, or its retrieval. Art poses questions, because in creating art you have to discover the world anew.
Please, enter the exit!
Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo
Krista Dzudzilo and Reinis Dzudzilo are a married, creative tandem that work in visual art, theatre and opera. The artists use scenography in their visual art projects, such as an intense dramaturgy of space, and an active collaboration with the viewer, whereas in theatre the spaces and costumes they create carry a deeply symbolic meaning, often becoming works of art in their own right. Both have received recognition for their work, including at the Latvian Theatre Awards Spēļmaņu nakts, and at the Annual Latvian Design Awards. Krista has been nominated for the Purvītis Award for her video installation Skaidrība. In 2017 they created their first solo performance Patētiskā. Par redzamo valodu at the International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus. In 2019 the couple represented Latvia at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space where they also received an award.
Concept creators and artists: Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo
Composer: Krists Auznieks
Instrument expert: Aleksandrs Maijers in collaboration with Jānis Liniņš and Kaspars Putriņs
Curator: Gundega Laiviņa
Technical assistance: Dekorāciju Darbnīca, Ivars Ozols
Producers: Sandra Lapkovska, Klinta Harju, New Theatre Institute of Latvia
Producers for the Riga exhibition: Dzudzilo and Kim?
Showing the exhibition in Riga would not have been possible without believing in art, without Baiba Bože, without the ever-questioning Kim? And without the friendship of Putnadēli. We also wish to thank Sigvards Kļava, who brought us to Aleksandrs Maijers.
ZRwhdZ was shown at this year’s Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space where artists Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo represented Latvia, and won Best Curatorial Concept of an Exhibit.
Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Sporta2, Krāsu serviss, Latvijas Finieris.