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The program of the annual iWeek festival in Liepaja from November 7 until November 13, 2016, will be comprised of workshops, exhibition, conference, open talk&show sessions and performance nights.

Workshops are hosted by artists, researchers and educators from Latvia, Germany and the Netherlands. Workshops cover such topics as virtual reality and gaming, sound recording and live coding, story telling and photography. We welcome applications from artists, students and others interested in fields of art, science, research and technology. More information about workshops:, contact:

The media art exhibition “Under Construction” in Liepaja Museum will take place from November 13 until December 4, the opening – November 12 at 19.00.
Exhibition artists: Gints Gabrāns, Mārtiņš Ratniks, Pēters Riekstiņš, Anna Priedola, Maija Demitere, Samanta Kalēja, Uldis Hasners.

The human kind has always feared the unknown. Initially people tried to foresee, but now they calculate the invisible, ever-present processes that run the world. Computers shape and expand the world by creating new and unexplored virtual spaces and digital resources. In the exhibition “Under Construction” new media artists dig into the archives of information, and transform data into art, personalizing virtual space.

Gints Gabrāns allows us not only to catch Pokémon, but also admire artworks in augmented virtual reality. Anna Priedola researches the digitalization of form – its benefits and dangers to the physical environment. Pēters Riekstiņš archives all his movements in digital space, and questions the extent to which individual emotions and experiences are revealed through personal data. Maija Demitere also creates a personal archive by documenting each calorie she consumes. The artist reveals how rapidly data – fresh resources for creativity – generates.

Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10.00 – 18.00. Address of Liepaja Museum: Kūrmājas prospekts 16. Admission free.

Electronic and experimental music concert “Under Construction” as a part of the iWeek festival will take place on November 10 at 20.00 in the Liepaja Concert Hall "Great Amber".

This year the performances will demonstrate the use of electronic compositions in contemporary music, and provide insight in the most recent sonic experiments by international artists.
The artists are students and graduates from Liepaja University, Art Academy of Latvia, Latvian Academy of Music and other European educational institutions.

Line Up:
Uldis Hasners (LV)
Madara Petersone (LV)
Benoît and the Mandelbrots (DE)
Clausthome + Mārtiņš Ratniks (LV)
Trihars (LV)

Addmission EUR 4.02, free for children under the age of 10 accompanied by their parents.
Tickets you can buy on Biļešu paradīze.

More information on iWEEK program and each of the events on the webpage

iWeek Media Art Festival and the experimental music concert “Under Construction” is organized by E-LAB, electronic art and media center and Liepaja University Art Research Laboratory MPLab.

The festival is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Liepaja Municipality institution Department onf Culture, Liepaja University and the European Commission’s framework programme Creative Europe.




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