DUSTROOM LATVIA @ VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2008
Project Dustroom is national exposition in Latvia’s pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Its main exhibit is the exhibition room itself – the former shop on the ground floor of an ordinary Venetian house on the pedestrian promenade on the way to Arsenale and Giardini. The authors of the project, artist Ēriks Božis and architect Reinis Liepiņš, are exhibiting this room through a sliver, a piece of plaster and samples of dust found at random. The Latvian exposition presents the installation that includes large-size electron-pictures of the enlarged dust, sliver and piece of plaster – representation of the same room in a very large magnification and the video showing the process of project implementation. A 10m-long black terrace-platform outside the room is a component of the exposition and an object of attraction. The black-and-white graphic character as opposed to the plastic colourfulness of Venice.