Direct reflection — The beginningGenre — Documentary, Video art, installation.Format —Short documentary for two screens and installation.Film screening — The movie content is divided into screens and multiple soundtracks.Author and producer — Armands GrundulisDirecting and editing — Armands GrundulisCinematographers — Arturs Hnikins, Arturs KrjuksMusic author — Gatis PastarsInterviewer — Arturs Hnikins
2018 / 2019
Description Of The Work And ConceptSource of work and inspirationThe work is based on the group performance, which took place on November 3, 2018 in Livani. Approximately a group of forty people, with golden, glossy material boards and flags, went on manifestation through central street of Livani. The demonstration was accompanied by Gatis Pastars, a musician and composer, sitting in the car, driving near manifestants. The demonstration was broadcast live at a 360-degree angle in the profile of the artist Armand Grundulis on Facebook.Documentary Short productionThe creation and development of the performance was filmed at all stages of development. The material that was filmed became the basis for a short documentary and installation.Cinematographic ideaThe film dramaturgy is intended to be shown on two screens and two film reflecting screens with several sound tracks corresponding to the image.Conception of movieThe film tells about a strange event on the outskirts of Latvia. Most likely, in the history of this city, nothing similar had happened and would never happen again. The unpredictable course of events and stage scenes that were deliberately and unintentionally captured during the filming, makes the film particularly peculiar with a sense — how come that events of such magnitude and radiance, reflecting large global events, occur in a remote European provincial town with a large and small cultural context. On the one hand, there are big, significant events, and on the other, an absurd or ritual mysterious theater with big symbols and real people, real everyday events and experiences.On November 3, 2018, the idea of a performance in Livani was to express a reflective and radiant message without the presence of any ideology. The message, which is based on each individual observer, the personality depths, the reflection of the level of sacred intimacy reflected in golden transparents and flag.