(Will be added more info about each event soon)
The Black Holes is a platform for collaboration, experiments and training for artists from different disciplines, styles, genres, schools and cultures.
The aim is to encourage artists to collaborate, focus on the idea of an art work within the context from micro to macro scale and explore new areas of their artistic practice.
Activities within the Black Holes:
Each residency is led by the moderator (experienced art professional) who guide residents, offer tasks and show directions on how to go through several phases of research and experiments for 3 to 10 participants – representatives from various art fields to discover and create new ideas for their new art works. The length of the Black Hole residency is 3 weeks. In the end of each week participants are invited to present the process of the residency to random or selected audience, the final presentation is open for public.
We invite experts to give a course for artists from different disciplines. The Black Hole workshop can take place within the Black Hole residency to support the process of research and experiments.
EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, CONCERTS, PRESENTATIONS, TALKS, DISCUSSIONS
Can be made as an outcome of residency or workshop.
Previously created or prepared art works performed and/or presented in pre-arranged order and setting by invited artists from different disciplines.
Collaborative creation of a new art work(s) in front of the audience.
Invited artists from various disciplines create installations, performaces on specific topic testing how audience is percieving it.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PARTNERS!
If your culture venue, organisation, institution, art collective, association, festival, residency or municipality is interested in hosting and/or co-organizing The Black Hole event in any part of the world, please write us firstname.lastname@example.org . We have seen the magic power of international collaboration and are happy to do it again!
THE SHORT HISTORY
The Black Holes have been invented by Totaldobže Art Centre. From 2011 till today there have been organized 62 Black Hole events in Riga, other cities of Latvia and in art residencies in Estonia and Spain.
Totaldobže Art Centre is artists run initiative founded in 2008 by artists who had their studios in one of abandoned former factories in Riga.
Besides the Black Holes events Totaldobže Art Centre has run art residency programme, organized and hosted hundreds of concerts, exhibitions, contemporary dance performances, poetry slams and spoken word performances, workshops for adults and kids, lectures, lessons, artist talks and many more regular activities in it's 4 temporary venues and 7 partner venues. Totaldobže Art Centre has been presented Latvian artists in art markets in Stockolm and Athens, taken part in international collaboration projects in Ukraine and Moldova, co-organised artists residency in Denmark and taken part in several activties as member of the network of artists run initiatives AIM in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland and Bulgaria.
The head of the Totaldobže Art Centre artist Kaspars Lielgalvis is one of founders of the International Social Temporary Use Network STUN, temporary use organisation Free Riga and the Association of Creative Quarters and Territories in Riga.
Activities organized and co-organized by Totaldobže Art Centre has been supported regularly by the Latvian Cultural Ministry and the Riga City Council. Separate events has been financed or co-financed by The EU Creative Europe, The Nordic Culture Point, the European Culture Found (Tandem), Swiss foundation Prohelvetia, Dutch foundations Mondriaan Fund and Stroom, The Brittish Council in Latvia, The Queen of England, the United States Embassy, Embassy of Spain, Embassy of the Netherlands, Embassy of Poland, Czech Embassy Riga.