The immersive installation Z R w h d Z has been created especially for the Prague Quadrennial by Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo, a duo of young Latvian stage designers / visual artists whose work is characterized by purity of space and clarity of idea.
"Z R w h d Z is like a formula, a definition of scenography. It is like the golden ratio that allows us to advance towards the perfect space. The acronym comes from the Richard Wagner’s last opera Parsifal, “Zum Raum hier wird die Zeit”, which translates as “Here time becomes space”. These two pillars, Time and Space, are the two legs on which scenography moves.
A few years ago on a trip we purchased a pocket-sized musical box which easily fitted on a human palm. But a human can also fit into a musical box. Something can originate from this contradiction, this ambivalence that contains puerility and the loss thereof. Scenography asks questions, because in its making the world is discovered anew.
Please enter the exit!" Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo
Presenting Organization New Theatre Institute of Latvia
Curator Gundega Laivina
Artists Krista Dzudzilo, Reinis Dzudzilo, Krists Auznieks
Team Concept and artistic realisation: Krista Dzudzilo and Reinis Dzudzilo, Composer: Krists Auznieks , The instrument made by Aleksandrs Maijers , Technical production: Dekorāciju darbnīca and Ivars Ozols, Producers: Sandra Lapkovska, Klinta Harju