Riga, Riga, Latvia

Mezotnes street 39
LV-1002 Riga

Totaldobze Art Center is a non-governmental institution that has developed in the largest former industrial area of Riga. Since 2010 its location was next to artists’ studios where the first public activities started in 2007. The art center is still evolving with the aim to become a platform for interdisciplinary experiments in contemporary arts and a meeting point for local and international culture workers and institutions.

During the third season (Totaldobze is in-active during cold season) the centre had to move again to a new location, which is just next to the previous one, it took a lot of time and made the poor budget even poorer. Now they have much more appropriate space for their needs, however they don't know for how long…

During one of our organized interdisciplinary art improvisation nights on the roof terrace – for the first time on the stage together performed (from the left) poet Krisjanis Zelgis, DJ Rihards Brazinskis, composer of contemporary classical music Platons Burovickis, legendary experimental electronic musician Andris Indans (Gas of Latvia) and electric guitar player Ugis Kagainis (Cat from Japan). Photo: Didzis Grodzs.
Picture: Totaldobze_BlackHole_2.jpg There are all kind of mixtures of artists from different disciplines and kinds during our improvisation nights. Here poet Madara Grundmane reads her poetry, while tango dancers are improvising tango nuevo. Photo: Anda Lace.
Picture: Totaldobze_KOMPASS.jpg KOMPASS is a serie of events, where presently active in process of creation representatives from different art disciplines are invited to explain their thoughts, ideas, which are important for them at the moment. Each event contains 4 presentations from 2 different disciplines and comments by specially invited experts of those disciplines. Photo: Janis Pesiks.
Picture: Totaldobze_ConcertHall.jpg We have started to work on development of a new Multifunctional Concert Hall in the new space (500m2), which we have since 2012 September. It will be used as a hall for concerts, performances, installations and different other kind of interdisciplinary contemporary art events. Photo: Didzis Grodzs.