The Film Premiere and Exhibition
The Film, The Book, The Calendar and The Exhibition “12 Sculptures from 12 Artists for 12 Months” were exhibit in Cinema Splendid Palace, Riga in february 2012.
The progress of the project was recorded in its entirety on video with the soundtrack created by the artists in the ruins of the ancient power station and later remixed in the recording-studio. The fragments of original work of Ken Butler, Ward Hartenstein and John H. Beck were used by their kind permission.
Cinema Splendid Palace building is a national architectural monument. It was the first free-standing building in Riga intended exclusively for film screening with a hall for 824 viewers. The building was designed by architect Fridrihs Karlis Skujins (1880–1957). The decors of the Main Hall were sculpted by Rihards Maurs and Jekabs Legzdins (1894–1937). The paintings by Hermanis Grinbergs (1888–1928) are highly valuable, especially Large Hall’s plafond.