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KĀRLIS BERGS “WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT!”

Solo exhibition “What Hath God Wrought!” by Kārlis Bergs is a photo series – a conceptual message about the situation nowadays – people are always on the move with the help of modern technology and can be reached very quickly. In the exhibition, one can see the works that have been made between 2016-2017. This exhibition shows changes in Latvian society and even in natural landscapes, which people no longer think about.

The goal of the project is to invite people to take a look at the current state of global technological development and think about the being online all the time. People are always ready to communicate through various gadgets by calling, sending messages and emails, showing their daily routines in photos and videos, but only some of them think about what is needed for all, so that people can communicate with each other at any time and place. The project is not intended as a critique, but as an opportunity to look at where the society is now in its development, and to think about what options and types of further development might be.
The author about the project: “On May 24, 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. The message, taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23 and recorded on a paper tape – “What hath God wrought!”. The telegraph’s long-distance application marks the beginning of a new era of communication, in which information can travel faster than any human by any means of conveyance. Since that moment it doesn’t matter where we are, we are constantly connected to everyone on earth by underwater cables, telephone poles, radio towers, internet exchange points, and many other things that we don’t really notice. It is this invisible force that keeps us connected.”
Kārlis Bergs (1990) is a Latvian photographer. He has studied photography at Andrejs Grants master class and the ISSP School (2011-2013). He spent a year studying in The school of Art Institute of Chicago (2014) and then transferred to Brighton University (2014-16), UK for his BFA.
In his work, he tries to explore what makes us humans; he is after portraying that unexplainable link that makes us all connected. From his first series “Between the Lake and the Sea” where he explores the importance of community and its influence on surrounding nature, to his latest series “What Hath God Wrought” where he is showing all the elements that allow us to be connected no matter where we are.

WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO RĪGAS DOME, SAF TEHNIKA, FINE ART PRINT, DESIGN AGENCY “PIECI EZERI”

 

OPENING TIMES

Mon. closed
Tue. closed
Wed. 11.00-17.00
Thu. 12.00-19.00
Fri. 11.00-17.00
Sat. 11.00-17.00
Sun. 11.00-17.00

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