Homo Novus 2015


24h of Sleep

Kristīne Brīniņa
7, 8 September 20.00, 20.45, 21.30, 22.15, 23.00, FOBO space | 7, 5* eur

„I imagine a situation when my body is getting injured, when other people are killed or blown up in front of my eyes, and I get the urge to fall asleep and convince myself that violence can’t reach my sleeping world.” In 24h of Sleep Kristīne Brīniņa explores different states of sleep as a possible refuge from the fear induced by the reality. The visitors are invited to spend 24 minutes in a sleep landscape and collectively imagine the end and the beginning of this micro-world. „Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still”, Pablo Neruda Keeping Quiet.

About artist

Kristīne Brīniņa graduated from the Dance Department of the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga in 2011 and has since been active as a solo artist, also working in collaboration with other artists and non-professionals. Her work is inspired by daily life, situations and encounters with strangers, which she transmits on stage with empathy and humour. In 2014 Kristīne moved to the countryside in Cīrava where, together with her husband, they run artist residency in an old watermill, testing and trying to practice different ways of local involvement.


Idea: Kristīne Brīniņa
Performance: Kristīne Brīniņa, Emija Zvaigznīte, Gundega Rēdere
Set design: Marija Vītola
Sound: selffish
Lights: Ronalds Kļava
Production: Laura Stašāne, New Theatre Institute of Latvia


7, 8


20.00, 20.45, 21.30, 22.15, 23.00

FOBO space

7 and 5*



no text

Run time

24 min.


Šarlotes iela 18a

For 7 spectators at a time

* Reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities

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