On 10 September 2016, during the modern culture forum White Night, from 22:00 to 24:00 in the Main Gallery of the Mūkusala Art Salon Anda Lāce’s performance Variants will take place as part of her solo exhibition me Me ME. Documentation of the performance in a transformed exhibition version will be on display at the Mūkusala Art Salon until 17 September.

In her performance Variants, artist Anda Lāce together with composers Evija Skuķe and Platons Buravickis, as well as speakers-singers plays out different scenarios of the conflict/development/survival of the inner “me”, which eventually will acquire the form of a purifying ritual.

“The main role in the performance has been assigned to the sponges (others), what they do with the poison they have collected and what scenarios can be ascribed to them. Is it possible to neutralise the poison, or does the sponge infect other sponges, or does it perish. Over the course of the performance the variant will gradually take over the main role” (Anda Lāce)

The performance Variants is the concluding part of the three-event cycle Explosion of the Inner Me, Variants of Gathering and Neutralising the Consequences. The cycle started on 10 June with the performance Decontamination next to the newly renovated building of the Latvian National Museum of Art, whose video documentation together with a series of new paintings in the form of a spatial installation was on display in the second part of the cycle – the solo exhibition me Me ME in the Main Gallery of the Mūkusala Art Salon. For the cycle's opening performance Decontamination Anda Lāce has been nominated for the prestigious Purvītis Prize.

Anda Lāce's (1982) exhibition and performance projects are a multi-layered blend of painterly stasis and audio-visual choreography developing in space-time. Abstracted images and expressive brushstroke gestures dominate her monochrome painting. They often suggest that painting is a choreographic process, where the canvas, brush and paint, as well as movement of the artist's body in space and along the picture plane play a part.

Curator: Līga Lindenbauma

Admission to the performance and exhibition is free of charge.