The work of Voldemār merges his interests in visuality, sound and science. It explores the perception and nature of experience in both visible and audible domains. Thus, Voldemār creates experimental projects that synthesize art, science and technology, to explore diverse phenomena. He represents the experience through environments assembled from the visual, acoustic and spatial structures. Voldemār is one of the Balkan artists invited to participate in Incurably Curious Residencies in 2020-2022, promoted by NTIL.
“Art has the privilege of being able to reflect about the unproven, the unrecognized, thus broadening the horizons of thinking.”Voldemārs Johansons
Voldemārs Johansons (1980) – artist, composer who lives and works in Riga.
In 2007 he attains a degree from Royal Conservatoire, Institute of Sonology in Den Haag. Since 2009 he works as a researcher at the Art Research Laboratory at the Liepāja University and teaches at department of New Media Studies.
Direction of his research interests explores the emergence of form in natural world as a result of a physical process. Phenomena such as diffraction of light, flow of water and light waves, geothermal activity and other natural events are presented through a prism of artistic interpretation.
Johanson’s work has been presented at events and diverse venues internationally: the Venice biennial of Architecture, Ars Electronica Center (Linz), BOZAR (Brussels), Kochi-Muziris Biennale (India), Ruhrtriennale (de), TodaysArt Festival (The Hague), STEIM (Amsterdam), Sound Forest (Riga), Unsound Festival (Krakow), CAC Vilnius, Concertgebouw Brugge, WRO Media art biennale (Wroclaw), LISTE art fair (Basel), the Latvian National Opera and elsewhere.
Since 2009 he works as a researcher at the Art Research Laboratory at the Liepaja University and teaches at department of New Media Studies.
New Theatre Institute of Latvia produces this series of residencies. Indeed, NTIL invited three artists from the Baltic region to explore themes related to climate, social and economic justice and change. Their new artworks will be visible at Homo Novus festival in 2021 and 2022.
An attractor is a state to which any dynamic system tends to evolve. Chaotic or strange attractors are a set of values that never reach equilibrium. In a performance that emerges from a meeting of art and science Latvian artist Voldemārs Johansons offers a rare view in the world of mathematical chaos, where generative computing is depicted with sound and choreographed movement.