LINARDS KULLESS

Linards Kulless is a latvian interdisciplinary visual artist. For many years he worked as cultural manager in a couple of Riga art projects. Now he works in different media like video, photo and installation. The artistic playground of Linards includes theatre performances, paintings, outfit and interior concepts. Linards also works as a VJ  since 2001.   He exposes his work in art exhibitions since 1999 in many European countries.  In his art projects there are often found ethnographic influences, esoteric knowledge and a search for identity. 

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  1. FIRE WEED

    Installation. Performance. 2016, Lülea, Sweden

    Project `Fire weed` was made as  performativ  platform , where public become part of installation and through tea ceremony was welcome to discuss subjects as forgotten knowledge about plants and herbs, urban people conflict with nature e.c. As part of project I collect local plat, cold Fire weed and made fermentation process with it. As result I get tea what nowadays is best known as  Ivanchai. http://realsproject.org/ivan-chai/  Ivanchai  was most popular tea in all the Europe for ages. Knowledge about this very healthy drink was lost after Chines tea come to Europe. 

    DIA projections - Magda Tothova


    Supported by:  The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture in jointly financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Ministers of culture in the Baltic countries. 
  2. LOVE CHARMS

    Love charm. Man to man.

    Love charm. Man to woman.

    Love charm. Woman to man.

    Love charm. Woman to woman.

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    Installation. Wood, cable binders. 2016, Lülea, Sweden

    Scandinavian runes, paganism and queer.

    Supported by:  The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture in jointly financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Ministers of culture in the Baltic countries. 

  3. Waves of probability

    Waves of probability. Collage 13x18  2014

    Holographic universe. Collage 13x18  2014

    Mega mystery. Collage 13x18  2014

    Exhibited in 427 gallery in Riga , HB55 in Berlin

  4. TEMPLE STAGE @ Plötzlich am Meer

    TEMPLE STAGE @ Plötzlich am Meer Festival.  Poland. 2013.

    Sculptures, paintings, instalations.

  5. Wait like a lover, only then is your waiting meaningful.

    Drawing for Latvian illustration magazine Poppers book 'Patience'. 2012. 

    http://www.poppermag.com

  6. Table opera

    Together with Margo Zalite. Performance, instalation, video. 2012. Berlin

  7. Fear is unfounded

    Fear is unfounded if you know that no matter which of the infinitely many life roads you take, it turns out that all of the opportunities work out in your favour!

    2010. Video installation. Leipzig (Germany)

  8. EURIPIDES "BACCHAE"

    Performance, instalation, video. - together with opera director Margo Zalite. Leipzig 2009

  9. IF MORE CHILDREN ARE BORN BOYS THAN GIRLS, THAN IT MEANS WAR

    “IF MORE CHILDREN ARE BORN BOYS THAN GIRLS, THAN IT MEANS WAR”

    2009. acylic on canvas, installation. Survival kit. Riga (Latvia)

    It's very clear that the basis of today’s troubles, burdens and tribulations are caused by humans, and probably men are more to blame. How to deal with all this so called ''man's world'' disaster?  Finally, if our own strength isn't enough anymore, maybe it's time to turn to Latvian ancient wisdom and knowledge of charms, power-signs and protectors.

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    Singalong

    “SINGALONG” was cultural management project and artist residence house, offers accommodation services and physical working space/room to contemporary artists and various art/culture activists + the option to publish their projects in the area of Andrejsala, cultural hotspot of Riga. Singalong work as curators for many international art and music events in Riga.  2006-2008. Riga, Latvia

  11. White Magnetic Wizard

    2008. self photo portret. paintings, instalations. Riga (Latvia), Berlin(Germany)

    This self portrait ties in themes from the Mayan horoscope as well as Latvian mythological symbology to create a fusion of cultural dynamics.  The White Magnetic Wizard represents the essence of the Magician, whose powers are activated by wisdom that emanates from the heart.  For me, it is important to place myself in contexts which have meaning and give me greater perspective that I feel  influence my life and spirit.  This is visually reflected by the use of white and mushrooms, representative of spirituality in nature.

    Graphical design - Germans Ermics

    Make up - Maija Gundare

  12. Colages

    Series of colages 2007.

  13. Foto Otto

    2007. Photo exhibition, installation. Leipzig (Germany)

     “Foto Otto” gives an account of the “photographic” everyday life in Latvia. The photographs have been taken from the hard disks of the Latvian youth, their origin and the photographer’s identity being unknown. They serve as contemporary witnesses and reporters of a society and generation. None of the owners wishes to create art by taking pictures. The only important thing is the moment that is being photographed. Shown in the form of a space installation and contextually integrated, the images tell us about a complex society and a time when taking photographs became a popular sport.

     

  14. Think about bright things at dark moments of life

    2005.-2006. Installation, photo. Weimar (Germany), Riga (Latvia)

    Things which make your life happier are easy, but often forgotten. I want to remind people to be awake and use wisdom every time when demons attack. Think about bright things at dark moments of life is inspired by ancient Latvian pagan ritual heritage and aesthetics.

  15. Bless this House

    2005.- video installation. Riga (Latvia), Molhause, Forbach (France)

    Since ancient times people have known countles ways of protection themselves from evil and promoting their well-being with the oid of magical rituals. The eight-pointed Auseklis star, down in an unbroken line on the outside doors of houses, prevent phantoms, witches and covetous persons from entering or doing harm to people and cattle. Using the knowledge of the ancestors and the positive energy of the Auseklis star as a basis, I have decided to perform a ritual that will protect Riga. Using a map of the city and the network of streets, I have found a route that, if followed without deviation, will trace out a huge eight-pointed Auseklis star. By analogy with the  blessings brought by the Auseklis on the doors of houses, this magical rite will prevent future evil coming into Riga. My precious city will be saved, I will fulfill my human duty – I will make life better!

    http://static.lndb.lv/lmc_video/00041/3_2000_Kulless_F.mp4 

  16. Tikums?

    Tikums? exhibition "Pornografija" Slideprojection./ 2004 - Riga,Latvia‚Ä®

  17. Euphoria

    Latvian-German film and performance project by Johann Gottfried Herder "Journal of my trip in 1769"

    Riga in May 1769. A young man, aged 24, of Johann Gottfried Herder leaves, fled by boat the city. On the journey that leads him to Nantes in France, the young philosopher and theologian writes a diary - a brooding and euphoric settlement with itself and with the spirit of the Enlightenment his time, full of new plans and ideas and at the same time full of fears and self-accusation. More than 200 years later 6 young artists have re-engaged in the "Journal". In February 2003, Susann Hempel, Olaf Helbing and Janek Müller went on the ferry to Riga. In the summer Ieva Kaulina, Linards Kulless and Voldemars Johanson came with the same ferry to Germany. 38 hours with 70 Baltic Truck driving on the open sea. This is Europa.Ausgehend of this trip develop the artists a recordable installation after the search of the young Herder for intellectual autonomy. The trip is for laboratory situation. Parking, rest areas, ship cabins - always the same space. Machine sounds mingle in truck drivers songs on the accordion.


    Premiere:

    26.08.2003 Weimar Art Festival 2003

    17.11.2003 Berlin, Hebbel-am-Ufer

    26.11.2003 Riga, Riga Jaunais Teatris

    26.03.2004 Hamburg, Kampnagel

    31.03.2004 Bremen, Junges Theatre / Schwankhalle

    07.04.2004 Sylt, Art Space Sylt-Quelle

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    With Susann Maria Hempel, Olaf Helbing, Linards Kulless, Voldemars Johanson

    Design, Video: Janek Müller

    Artistic Collaboration: Ieva Kaulina

    Video Editing: Janek Müller, Linards Kulless

    Music, sound design: Olaf Helbing, Voldemars Johanson

  18. Castle of light

    2002. Video installation, sound installation. Venice, Riga.

    Artist group Maize's contribution to latvian exposition at the 8th venice architecture biennale was the video work 'castle of light'. Latvian exposition focused on the work of the latvia-born american architect gunnar birkerts, in particular his project for the new national library of latvia in riga (as yet unbuilt). The name 'castle of light' refers to latvian pre-christian cosmology, denoting a mythological repository of knowledge. because of its methapohocial power, the name was chosen as a nickname for the national library. Maize's work complemented the exposition by exploring the relationship of mythology and everyday life.