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ZIEMASSVĒTKU AKCIJA TIKAI DECEMBRĪ! PIECAS SERDES TRADĪCIJU BURTNĪCAS PAR 10€.

Submitted by signe on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:40

 

MAZDĀRZIŅI

Pievēršoties pilsētas dārzkopībai burtnīcā apkopots pētījums par Rīgas mazdārziņiem un pilsētas dārzkopības nozīmi mūsdienās, kā arī praktiski dārzkopības padomi.

 

SLĒGTĀ ZONA

Tradīciju burtnīcā publicēti 2012.gada ekspedīcijā (Saraiķos, Ziemupē, Akmensragā, Pāvilostā un Jūrkalnē) iegūtie materiāli par dzīvi padomju gados, kad minētās teritorijas ietilpa t.s. 'slēgtajā zonā'.

 

CŪKU BĒRES

Izdevumā apkopotas mutvārdu liecības par unikālu Latvijas nemateriālā kultūras mantojuma sastāvdaļu - „cūku bērēm”. Tā ir tradīcija, kas saistīta gan ar noteiktām, pieredzes ceļā iegūtām zināšanām mājdzīvnieka nokaušanā un apstrādē, gan ar tradicionālo virtuvi, gatavojot dažādus gaļas ēdienus, tostarp īpašo mielastu par godu cūkai un kāvējiem.

 

RĪBEŅU NŪVODA STUOST 1 (latgaliešu val.)

RĪBEŅU NŪVODA STUOST 2 (krievu val.)

Divās burtnīcās publicēti Riebiņu novada iedzīvotāju stāstījumi par viņu sadzīvi, ieražām, ticējumiem, notikumiem apkaimē. Burtnīcas pirmajā daļā īpašu kolorītu piešķir vietējās izloksnes izmantojums un latgaliešu stāsti atklāj vērtīgas liecības latviešu dialektoloģijai un etnogrāfijai, savukārt tradīciju burtnīcas otrajā daļā lasāmas mazzināmas liecības par vecticībnieku dzīvesveidu un tradīcijām.


Burtnīcas atsevišķi, kā arī citus SERDES izdevumus iespējams iegādāties šeit.

Freedom Garden harvesting at Vidzemes Market

Submitted by signe on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:46

The “Freedom Garden” was planted at Vidzemes Market. It is an aesthetically ecological research-oriented project aiming at creation of real urban garden at Vidzemes Market. Its main idea is to urge thinking about the idea of urban garden in the centre of town and returning to ground values, traditions and long-forgotten skills such as ability to grow edible and medicinal greens on window sills, balconies and terraces in the city. The project implemented by the interdisciplinary art group SERDE.

The idea of the project, which is part of the “Riga 2014” Programme, goes back to 2009. The Garden of Freedom at the Vidzeme Market have an autonomous irrigation system and various technical solutions adapted for gardening in the urban environment. Various vegetables and culinary herbs are growing in the garden.

On 6th of September during the contemporary culture forum “White Night” at Vidzemes Market will be “Freedom Garden” harvesting.

During the event audience is in invited to harvest and prepare the crops for the winter. Traditional cultural researchers Una Smilgaine, Ieva Vītola and Signe Pucena will shear with their recipes, practical consultations and degustation. In negotiations with architect Ivars Šmits will get to know worlds experience in urban gardening. Actor Varis Klausītajs and artist Kate Seržāne together whit audience will go through the path of vegetable life. After a while in Vidzemes Market Iveta Tāle will play some traditional musical instruments and Estonian artist Kadri Toom will do some attractive interventions.

To show the vegetables in other light not just in edible, Lithuanian artist Ruta Vitkauskaite will lead the vegetable instrument workshop were everyone will have a chance to create an instrument from some vegetable and to play in vegetable orchestra.

As an evening closing performance will be first performed the “Aronia M. Overture” which is collaboration project by tree artists: composer Ruta Vitkauskaite (LT/UK), sound artist Karl Heinz Jeron (GER) and artist Bartaku (BE)

The “Aronia M. Overture” is an attempt to assist the Aronia Melanocarpa (Chokeberry) in expressing its essence and the relations to its ambient environment: a former Soviet plantation on the edge of a Latvian village that since 1991 transformed from a monoculture into a more biodiverse ecosystem.

Since 2009 artist/researcher Bartaku annually explores and develops the narrative of the 1Ha Aronia M. Plantation (1HAMP) as part of his ongoing research “PhoEf: The Undisclosed Poésis of the Photovoltaic Effect”. In 2013 he met composer Ruta Vitkauskaite and sound artist Karl Heinz Jeron, and asked them if they would be interested in creating the Aronia M. Overture.

The reason of composition – to introduce Aronia M. making its qualities speak through musical gestures and musical expressions e.g. translate the astringency of the berry that dries out mouth and closes the throat (hence, chokeberry) through the use of extended singing techniques for the creation of dry sounds...

 

A key role is played by Karl Heinz’ Aronia Dripping Machine that makes use of contact and noncontact methods for measuring electric fields and the internal processes of the plants. The Aronia Sonification introduces a number of unspecified processes in the berries which create an orchestrated aletoric audio piece.

Vidzemes tirgū svinēs “Brīvības dārza Ražas svētkus”

Submitted by signe on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:08

Starpnozaru mākslas grupa SERDE mūsdienu kultūras foruma “Baltā Nakts” ietvaros 6. septembrī aicina uz “Brīvības dārza Ražas svētkiem”, portālam LA.lv pavēstīja biedrības pārstāve Ieva Saulīte.

Eiropas kultūras galvaspilsētas programmas ietvaros Vidzemes tirgū šogad maijā tika izveidota urbānai dārzkopībai veltīta ekspozīcija “Brīvības dārzs”, kura vertikālajās dobēs un plauktos visas vasaras garumā auguši dažādi dārzeņi un garšaugi. Tostarp arī noslēdzas projekts “Augu sega”, kas ir interaktīvs pasākums ar ekoloģisku ievirzi, kura ietvaros franču mākslinieks Žans Simons-Perē tradicionālajos lupatdeķos iestrādāja augu sēklu strēmeles, izveidojot augu segas. Regulāri laistītas, lupatdeķos ieaustās tekstilšķiedras kļūst par sava veida augsni, kurās sēklas sāk dīgt un augt. Augu segas bija apskatāmas Vidzemes tirgū, vienlaikus kļūstot par sezonas stādījumiem.

Pasākuma “Brīvības dārza Ražas svētki” ietvaros apmeklētāji tiks aicināti līdzdarboties ražas novākšanā un palīdzēt sagatavot krājumus ziemai.

Ar konservēšanas receptēm, praktiskām konsultācijām un degustācijām dalīsies tradicionālās kultūras pētnieces Una Smilgaine, Ieva Vītola un Signe Pucena.

Sarunās ar arhitektu Ivaru Šmitu būs iespēja uzzināt pasaules pieredzi pilsētas dārzu izveidē.

Dārzeņa dzīves ceļa stāstu kopā ar pasākuma apmeklētājiem vizualizēs zīmējumu teātra režisors un aktieris Varis Klausītājs un māksliniece Kate Seržāne.

Vidzemes tirgu ik pa laikam pieskandinās arī ermoņiku un dūdu melodijas Ivetas Tāles izpildījumā, ik pa brīdim dažādas atraktīvas intervences veiks igauņu māksliniece Kadri Tooma.

Lai parādītu dārzeņus citā gaismā, lietuviešu mākslinieces un komponistes Rutas Vitkauskaites vadībā no dārzeņiem būs iespējams izgatavot mūzikas instrumentus, un noslēgumā visiem kopā uzspēlēt krāsainā burkānu, kabaču, ķirbju un citu dārzeņu orķestrī.

Vakaru noslēgs muzikāla performance – pirmatskaņojums “Aroniju uvertīra”, kuru veidojuši trīs autori: komponiste Ruta Vitkauskaite Lietuva / Lielbritānija), skaņu mākslinieks Karls-Haincs Žerons (Vācija) un mākslinieks Bartaku (Beļģija). Skaņdarbs ir ilgstoša, 2009.gadā uzsākta mākslinieka Bartaku pētījuma cikla “Solārās enerģijas noslēpumainā poēzija” daļa. Mākslinieks ik gadu attīsta un papildina stāstījumu par hektāru lielo aroniju plantāciju Aizputē – padomju kolhoza laiku mantojumu. 2013. gadā Bartaku SERDES rezidences laikā sastapa abus pārējos māksliniekus, un radās iecere veidot eksperimentālu skaņdarbu – uvertīru. Kompozīcijas pamatā ir ideja muzikāli atainot sajūtas, kas radušās autoriem, ēdot aronijas – tās ir savelkošas, mute paliek sausa, kā rezultātā zūd balss skaņa…

AUGU SEGA

Submitted by signe on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:30

 

Apply untill 25th of May for 11th Cast Iron Art Symposim

Submitted by signe on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 20:02

SERDE Residency Centre – Aizpute, Latvia
June 26 – July 7, 2014

In the framework of 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art 2014 http://www.internationalfe14.com/post-conference/

 

The Cast Iron Art Symposium at the residency and workshop centre SERDE is part of the art and ecology events series. Artists are invited to use diverse raw materials and supplies for recycling and creating art works – old out-of-date cast iron radiators will be used during the cast iron art symposium. In the hands of professional artists they will be transformed into amazing masterpieces of art.

The 11th International Cast Iron Art Symposium will be held from June 26 until July 7, 2014 at the Residency and workshop centre SERDE in Aizpute, Latvia. During the symposium we expect the artists to take part in the whole casting process and be able to work independently in the creation of molds. Melting and casting iron will be open to the general public and all interested audiences during the symposium days at SERDE and at night by the Tebra riverside.

Cost of participation: The cost of participation is 400 Euros and includes catering, accommodation costs and materials for up to 20kg object (for bigger objects we offer cast iron for additional price). SERDE provides residents with accommodation (shared room) and working premises.

To Apply:
Your full name must be on all application materials.
All materials are accepted via email to: smg.serde/at/gmail/dot/com and tamsie/at/spiritone/dot/com

1. Symposium proposal: A written description of the work you propose to explore during the residency including a statement about interest and experience working with cast iron. (Previous experience casting iron is not a requirement – 1 page limit)
2. 3 Images: Recent work that demonstrates an ability to work in cast iron. Images should be saved in JPEG format, no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels, 1.8MB maximum file size per image. Images should be labeled with your name, and numbered 1 through 3, indicating your preferred viewing order. Ex. 01_SmithDavid.jpg.
3. Image Script: Included a numbered list that corresponds to the submitted images. For each image, include the title, date, materials, dimensions, and if necessary, a brief description of the work. (1 page limit)
4. Current Resume or CV: In addition to your full name, address, telephone and email address, this document should include information about your education; exhibition history; awards and honors; grants and residencies; professional experience; reviews or catalogues about your work; and references. (2 page limit)

 

You can pay the participation fee in SERDE workshop by PayPal:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YEBQB2FC7NMYW

 

Applications will be accepted until there are no more available positions.

If you have more questions about the symposium, please contact smg.serde@gmail.com
Email all application materials to: smg.serde/at/gmail/dot/com and tamsie/at/spiritone/dot/com

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2014

Submitted by signe on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:33

We are looking for residents who are professionals in their field and can relate to inter/trans- disciplinary processes; who are able to work independently and produce their work in unusual circumstances, but are also open for cooperation with local audience and hosts.

Residencies duration 2-4 weeks for the period between May and October, 2014.
Thematic residencies - priorities will be given to the applicants who are interested to explore the rural and local context and produce site specific work or use the city as playground (6-8 grants available for Nordic and Baltic artists).

Deadline for applications 31th of January, 2014

The residencies centre is located in the historical centre of Aizpute (~180 km from capital city Riga, 30 km from Baltic sea-coast) and the building complex is unique example of wooden and red bricks architecture in Latvia built on 18th century.

To apply for residencies you have to send the project proposal and CV by e-mail smg.serde@gmail.com

More here

 

Pinhole Photography Workshop

Submitted by signe on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 10:02

Pinhole photography workshop led by Marcis Bendiks, one of Latvia’s most experienced photographers and a black and white master. The three-day workshop took students through some of the theory relating to photography in general and to pinhole cameras specifically, as well as covering the practical side of building a pinhole camera. Participants designed and built their own cameras and developed the prints they took.

 

Pinhole photography is a challenging and interesting area of photography. It forces even experienced photographers to think again about what photography is and what it means to them. The methods of pinhole photography are unusual and the equipment strange, but even for first-time pinhole photographers it can provide unexpected and beautiful results. Pinhole cameras are home made and so the process of photography involves not only taking photographs, but also the process of building the camera.

 

Workshop documentation here

 

Supported by: EU Culture programme 2007–2013 (M4m project)
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

SERDE: M4M - m for mobility

Submitted by signe on Sun, 01/13/2013 - 17:46

M4m – M for mobility – is an international project based on cooperation of seven partners from six countries of the European Union and a number of associated partners. At the heart of the project M4m are 30 interdisciplinary artistic residencies involving as much as 130 artists and people working in the cultural field from the European Union as well as non-European countries, all of that within the period of 2 years. During the creative processes, residents will not only encounter local artists and representatives of culture but also the local public. Therefore, a precious intercultural dialogue is launched, expanding the scale of artists' possibilities. It is this dialogue that lies at the core of the project M4m.

 

The theme of residences for M4m project in SERDE in year 2012 was: "Ethnobotany, Gardening and Society". There were selected fallowing artists and researchers to develop a project in relation with the mentioned theme: Kati Hyyppa, Ramyah Gowrishankar, Joanes Simon-Perret, Tiago Patricio, Gwenn-Ael Lynn, Gitte Bog, Daniel Allen.

 

Documentation  about artists work in residences here

Tiago Patricio (PT) and Gwen-Ael Lynn (FR)

Gitte Bog (DK)

Kati Hyyppa, Ramyah Gowrishankar (FI)

 

The project also includes thematic workshops that foster direct encounters and exchange of know-how between participants from different countries, cultures, and artistic domains.

 

The interdisciplinary art group SERDE held 2 workshops:

 

TRANS-DISCIPLINARY ARTS, ETHNOGRAPHY & CULTURAL HERITAGE

24.-26.05.2012, Interdisciplinary Art Centre SERDE, Atmodas iela 9, Aizpute

The event brought together persons from various disciplines--arts, design, science, heritage--to share and

explore practice and methods of ‘doing it with others’ (D.I.W.O.), as well as collaborative documentation and representational strategies including online platforms (for example Etherpad, Google Picasa, Booki). More about seminar-workshop http://transartsch.blogspot.com/

 

PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

12.-14.04.2013, Interdisciplinary Art Centre SERDE, Atmodas iela 9, Aizpute

SERDE was holding a pinhole photography workshop led by Marcis Bendiks, one of Latvia’s most experienced photographers and a black and white master. The three-day workshop took participants through some of the theory relating to photography in general and to pinhole cameras specifically, as well as covering the practical side of building a pinhole camera. Participants designed and built their own cameras and developed the prints they take.

More about workshop here

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

RESIDENCIES

Submitted by signe on Sun, 03/08/2009 - 20:29

SERDE residencies program is open for residents from 1st of May until 1st of October.

To apply for residencies you have to send the project proposal and CV to e-mail address pucena (@) gmail.com. More information about facilities and prices under chapter RESIDENCIES CENTRE.