-8

Video mākslinieks

-8 received his bachelor and master’s degrees from the New Media Art faculty of the University of Liepaja and is currently working on his master’s degree in set design at the Latvian Academy of Art. He created his first video projections in 2009 for the Liepaja band The Briefing. -8 has plied his trade as a VJ in the rave scene, created architectural projections, worked on fashion shows and award ceremonies, and has also done video installation work. Since 2013 he has also worked in theatre. Productions of Boeing, Boeing!, 1984, The Story of the Neverending Story, Old Lady’s Visit, Hedda Gabler as well as the production of 51st Photograph, for which -8 was nominated for Spēlmaņu nakts Award as the Year’s video artist, were all produced in association with the Liepāja Theatre. He worked on the Latvian National Opera productions of Macbeth (nominated for a Spēlmaņu nakts Award, 2016), The Immured (Ē. Ešenvalds) and The Rose of Turaida (Z. Liepiņš). The talented artist also created projections for the Daile Theatre production of Frankenstein, and last year he made his debut as set designer with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. -8 has shown his work in six collaborative exhibits in Latvia and the Netherlands as well as a personal exhibit in Liepaja.

 

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