KG: But do you like the process of drawing?
LR: No. I can’t stand it.
Needle in a haystack. That’s how robots translate it. It’s somewhere beyond reach, floating in the air at night. It’s a well-kept mechanism, bound to grind its maintainer. I talk to Līva’s music more often than with herself, I talk with wood chips. It’s almost saut dans le vide, except the void is still shaping up and growing, living as bacteria on a white cube’s concrete floor. For now, let’s hide.
Text: Kaspars Groševs
Līva Rutmane (1984, Latvia) graduated Latvian Academy of Art, Graphic Art department (MA). The artist frequently works with large scale drawings and small plastic objects. Among Rutmane’s latest projects are the solo show “A cake for Līva”, gallery Low, Riga (2017) and the group show “I had amnesia once or twice”, Polansky Gallery, Brno (2019). Līva Rutmane also takes part in the artist band “Klīga” and practices self-publishing – the most recent work at Riga Zine Fest “Darbiņš”. (2018).
Supported by: Ministry of Culture, State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, KRASSKY, Satori, Arterritory.com, Green Print, Kokmuižas alus, Gardu muti.