Armillary sphere

“An astrolabe is an ancient tool used in solving problems that involve time and the position of the Sun and stars. Astrolabes can be used in timekeeping, surveying, geography, and astronomy to name a few disciplines. ” _Info Event / Sviests 2019 Where / Valmiermuiža, Latvia Date / June 2019 _Dimensions Height / 550 cm […]

Sviesta Ķērne

The firesculpture „Butter Churn” refers through its name and shape to the name of the festival (Sviests – Butter) and reminds of its basic idea – butter as a symbol of the most precious one can get from milk through active human impact – thus eventually becoming a cultural product. The same as contemporary music, […]

Where the paths cross

“There is no path without an intersection. There is no action without a decision. There is no dialogue without listening. There is no consensus without a meeting point. There, where the wind touches the earth, where thoughts touch the sky, is a commonplace, a hidden place. There, where “nowhere” is a place by itself, where […]

Gates Calendar

The Wheel of the Year consist of the year’s chief solar events (solstices and equinoxes) and the midpoints between them. While names for each Celebration vary among diverse traditions, syncretic treatments often refer to the four solar events as “quarter days” and the four midpoint events as “cross-quarter days” _Info Event / Kuršių genties vartus pravėru […]

Papartis

“According to the myth, this flower blooms for a very short time on the eve of the summer solstice. The flower brings fortune to the person who finds it. In various versions of the tale, the fern flower brings luck, wealth, or the ability to understand animal speech. However, the flower is closely guarded by […]

Saule

In Latvian mitology this Goddess represent the eternal symbol of life and movement. She knows and sees everything. In front of other signs sun occupies a place of honour, because she is considered as mother of all children. She also teaches justice and mercy.  _Info Event / Saulgriezis – Sviests 2017 Where / Valmiermuižas, Latvia […]

Morė ’17

“Marzanna (in Polish), Марена (in Russian), Morė (in Lithuanian), Morana (in Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian), or Morena (in Slovak and Macedonian), Maslenitsa (in Russia) and also Mara (in Belarusian and Ukrainian), Maržena, Moréna, Mora or Marmora is a Baltic and Slavic goddess associated with seasonal rites based on the idea of death […]

Saṃsāra

“Life is a circle. THE END OF ONE JOURNEY IS THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT.” Anonimous Saṃsāra is a Sanskrit word that means “wandering” or “world”, with the connotation of cyclic, circuitous change. It also refers to the concept of rebirth and “cyclicality of all life, matter, existence”. It is the cycle of death and […]

Bird

“Hope is the thing with feathersThat perches in the soul,And sings the tune without the words,And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard;And sore must be the stormThat could abash the little birdThat kept so many warm.” –from “Hope is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson _Info Event / Ugninės […]