Walking with Water

Performed at Riga Performance Festival Starptelpa
RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O6, Riga, Latvia 2018
Duration: 2 hours 59 minutes

In this piece I went to the seashore in Riga, filled a glass with seawater and walked back to the city with the glass of water in my hand. The length of the walk was 14,24 km. The audience could follow my walk through a gps live stream in RISEBA art center, which was my final destination.

I was interested in how the water structures cities and how cities are built near water. Water is always on the move: in this piece the movement was horizontal as I was taking the glass of water through the landscape, as well as vertical as the water was evaporating in the air on a hot summer day.




Photo: Timo Viialainen