The immersive installation ZRwhdZ 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.
“ZRwhdZ 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 Richard Wagner’s last opera Parsifal, ‘Zum Raum wird hier 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 music box which easily fitted on a human palm. But a human can also fit into a music box. Something can originate from this contradiction, this ambivalence that contains puerility and the loss thereof. Scenography asks questions, because in its processes 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