Theme of the exhibition is the story of a Latvian girl who has gone to Britain, accepted Islam and got married. The two sculptures both represent the moment when a young woman participates in a party in Ziepniekkalns (area in Riga) two years before departure to Britain. One sculpture is the representation of the woman herself while the other talks of the woman’s experience.
The artists here attends to the Western person – scared of the scope of freedom and far too many choices. His response is an escape within a system that strictly determines and regulates one’s way of life. Through the sculptures artist illustrates the critical point, the fracture that represents an extreme tension of the structure, followed by radical change.
Photo: Reinis Hofmanis