“What moments do we remember and which do we forget? Looking back on our lives, do we feel we had enough moments of happiness and do we know which of them brought us true luck? Was it the happiness we were looking for? To us, every-day life seems like a preparation and a path to our upcoming future and luck. Looking back and reevaluating this enormous run for prosperity, career and luck, we ask: ‘how much of all that do we need to feel truly happy?’”
As part of his residency, Miks Mitrēvics produced a wall installation consisting of photographs (inkjet ink on photo paper) and a fan. Other work completed included the video and photo series Path about the artist’s climb to a mountaintop—in this case, to Hafelekar, the Innsbruck summit of the northern range. Both works were 2008 components of the artist’s contribution to Manifesta 7 in South Tyrol and Trentino (exhibition Principle of Hope, curated by Adam Budak).
Miks Mitrevics’ residence at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen was supported by Kultur Kontakt Austria and the Unesco-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Program.
Miks MITRĒVICS (*1980) studied visual communication at the Art Academy of Latvia (graduation 2005). His primary media include videos and photography installations. Exhibitions and screenings include Somewhere nearby (solo exhibition), National Art Museum/Creative Workshop, Riga, (2006); Kristaps Luko, the alternative film festival, Riga (2005); Jukas, group exhibition, National Art Museum, Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, Riga (2005). Miks Mitrēvics lives and workes in Riga.