Work Type: Installation

Rozā māja / Pink House

Aigars Bikše, Kristaps Gulbis “Rozā māja”, darbs 51. Starptautiskajai Venēcijas mākslas biennālei, 2005

Aigars Bikše, Kristaps Gulbis “Pink House”, 2005


The multidisciplinary art project “Pink House” was presented as a collateral event of the 51st International Venice Biennale. “Pink House” was an art project organised by the Latvian artists Aigars Bike and Kristaps Gulbis, and the Center for Art Management and Information (MMIC).


Interaktīvā instalācija “Onsen”, sadarbībā ar Hayashi Yosuhiko, Rīga, Latvija, 2014

Interactive installation “Onsen”, in collaboration with Hayashi Yosuhiko (PARAMODEL), Riga, Latvia, 2014


Interactive Installation “ONSEN” was an attempt to recreate a traditional Japanese onsen, a hot volcanic pool, in the middle of Riga. The traditional infrastructure and design that is related to onsen in Japanese culture was substituted with a postmodern minimalist approach. The pool of the onsen was large 8 meters in diameter granite pool that in the summer, autumn and spring is used as a fountain. In Latvia as in the many other countries fountains are structures of power and wealth, they are displayed in the most prominent parts of town and it is not traditional for people to immerse their feet in it or other interactions with them. Interactive Installation “ONSEN” looked exceptionally good at night time, giving it a surreal look.

Project was a great example of how a part of city can change and react to injected new element in the cityscape, causing people to respond to the unexpected turn in the environment and integrating with it as a functional part of everyday life.


ASV karoga neticamie piedzīvojumi Latvijā / Incredible Adventures Of The USA Flag In Latvia

Instalācija “ASV karoga neticamie piedzīvojumi Latvijā” jeb “Labs labu nemaitā?”, Aknīstes vidusskola, Latvija, 2008.

Installation “Incredible Adventures Of The USA Flag In Latvia” or “Birds Of A Feather Flock Together”, Aknīste Secondary School, Latvia, 2008.


In July 2006 Madlen Olbrait sent a letter to the President of the Republic of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga. She asked to cancel the prohibition to sell Coca-cola products in Latvian schools.

Madlen Olbrait as the State Secretary of the USA has been in work relations with the President of the republic of Latvia. The State Secretary of the USA has received many requests to support and help Latvia.

Former USA State Secretaries also need to earn money. However global business and politics “wash together”, creating impression of unethical process. Is this kind of activity acceptable to the majority of world’s population?

A tapestry hand-woven in accordance with old Latvian traditions and resembling the USA flag was dipped into Coca-cola liquid. A wooden stall was hand-carved by masters in Latvia for this purpose. The project took place in a small school in the countryside of Latvia. For two months the tapestry washed in Coca-cola and the process of this mingling could be seen online in a project webpage.

Roku sildītājs / Hand Heater

Objekts “Roku sildītājs ausgtākās izglītības iestāžu studentiem gada aukstajā laikā”, Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitāte, Jelgava, Latvija, 2005

Object “A hand heater for students of higher educational institutions in the cold time of a year”, Latvian University of Agriculture, Jelgava, Latvia, 2005

Palīdzības punkts / Help Point

Instalācija “Palīdzības punkts”, Aomori pilsētas koledža, Japāna, 2007

Installation “Help Point”, Aomori Public College, Japan, 2007