By Linards Kulless (Riga/Berlin)
I will stress the play aspect in my talk. It is a wish to play that has fueled my interest in different media: video, photography, painting, installation, new media, graphics, theater and design and encouraged to take on different institutional roles: artist, actor, manager, VJ, curator, TV host. During these years of activity I have developed, one might say, an esoteric philosophy of what it means to play, to change and to live. I will try to share it with you in the seminar Playing Chameleon.
Linards Kulless is a multimedia artist currently working mainly in the media of video, painting and installation. He has had many projects also in the field of theater performance, new media, electronic music and design. Some of the most important group projects are electronic media project Rigasound.org and creative collective Ma1z3. He was one of the founders of the hostel and artist’s residency Singalong at the former industrial port territory meant for regeneration – Andrejsala. He was also member of the artists group Fuck For Friendship. Since 2000 Linards Kulless has been performing fervently as a VJ in many electronic music events in Latvia and Europe. Currently, he lives and works in Berlin.