Il progetto It’s not for you! It’s for the building rappresenta la Lettonia alla Biennale Archittettura 2021.
It’s not for you! It’s for the building
Artiglierie Arsenale, Arsenale, Castello, 30122, Venice, Italy
Title: It’s not for you! It’s for the building
Commissioner: Jānis Dripe (Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia)
Curators: Architect’s office NRJA (Uldis Lukševics and Elīna Lībiete)
Exhibitors: NRJA (Uldis Lukševics, Elīna Lībiete, Ivars Veinbergs, Ieva Lāce-Lukševica, Zigmārs Jauja, Inga Dubinska, Līga Jumburga)
The Latvian pavilion installation focuses on the contradictory nature of our relationship with technology. Made of an uncanny web of black pipes coming from an unknown source, the enormous apparatus first appears to be a foreign organism parasitizing on space that used to belong to humans. The installation invites visitors to change their perspective and discover an amusing neighbour in this seemingly threatening intruder — one that reacts to our presence and even addresses us in an incomprehensible yet comforting language of its own.