‘Throughout my childhood, I have lived in a quiet countryside property. I was walking a lot, and that is why I listened. Being quiet, freezing your body, calming your mind and listening, what do you hear? You have to know the forest specific sounds, what tree makes that sound, which bird is that, that breeze, where does it come from? If you are not listening, you won’t know what is happening around you. There could be an animal that can attack you.’ says Salvis Slavišens. His childhood environment inspires him to work with sound in his installation.
Salvis Slavišens (1993) was born in Latvia (Letland) and came to the Netherlands to study art. He graduated with a Master Institute of Visual Cultures from St. Joost Den Bosch and now has his studio in that city.
At TAC he will present an experimental installation named Meltables. His works are evolving from more audience-based projects to autonomous work inspired by the space where it’s shown. Expect to listen to a kinetic installation where the objects become interactive due to sound and space.
‘I hope my work gives younger artists alternative ideas. I would like to inspire them to make objects that are not ordinary or expected. To be more involved, to have more positive outcomes, more challenges and communication with visual worlds in innovative ways that can benefit anyone, within their own criteria.’
Saturday June 25 – Sunday July 17
Every Fri, Sat, Sunday, 14 –19h, free admission
Location | TAC, Vonderweg 1, Eindhoven