2015 / 2016
Location: Venice, Italy / Indio, California, US
Area: 131 sqm
Client: Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art
Project Status: Built
Armpit – the Pavilion of Latvia at the 56th Venice Biennale – multimedia art installation by artists Katrīna Neiburga and Andris Eglītis is a spatial monument to marginal everyday creativity. It was inspired by a sample of vernacular architecture with local character – the Soviet era co-ops of private garages whose owners have adapted them for the hybrid use as workshops-cum-dachas. Installation’s modified edition in a shape of autonomic structure was shown at Coachella music festival in California.
Mailitis Architects developed technical design for two level architectural structure and supervised the construction of the installation.
Photos: Ēriks Bože, Andris Eglītis, Coachella Publicity Photos