In cooperation with the Goethe Institute the contemporary art festival Survival Kit 13 is organizing The Hearing Voices Café – an ambitious program of events, which will take place in a pop-up cafe at the festival venue which will be open throughout the duration of the festival in cooperation with the "Borscht - dinner with Ukrainians" team.

The Hearing Voices Café is a project of the Goethe-Institut incorporated into a comprehensive package of measures for which the Federal Foreign Office provides funding from the 2022 Supplementary Budget to mitigate the effects of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.

Program calendar:

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This year the White night event "The Night must be caught" celebration is held in cooperation with the theatre festival "Homo Novus".

Entry to the festival exhibition venue will be FREE OF CHARGE on the opening day and "The Night Must Be Caught" event program on the 3rd of September.

SATURDAY, 3 september


The night must be caught – a look into the past, a peak into the show and through conversations

14.00 Discussion "Muted Tongues" // A talk on the fate of destroyed languages
18:00 - 20:00 Exhibition visit together with art mediators (4x 30 min excursions)

18:00 onwards “Hearing Voices Café”

The night must be caught with live music

20:30 - 21:15 Ahmet Öğüt's (Turkey) walking performance from “Homo Novus” festival centre on Kaļķu street 24 to the Survival Kit 13 festival venue on Pils street 23
21:15 - 21:45 Maryam Tafakory's (Iran) performance “Where is she?”
21:45 - 22.00 Darya Khalashnikova's (Ukraine) performance “How long can this last?”

The night must be caught through movement

22:00 – 23:00 Mykola Ridnyi (Ukraine) audio performance
23:00 – 00:00 Reinis Lodzins (DJ Nieris) (Latvia) audio performance
00:00 – 01:00 Erica Scourti (Greece) audio-visual performance
01:00 – 02:00 Uģis Jansons-Krastiņš (Latvia) audio performance
02:00 – 02:30 Vera Chotzoglou (Greece) audio performance
02:30 – 03:00 Henrijs Laķis (HENRI LAKIS) (Latvia)  audio performance

Please also see our sister-festival's, Homo Novus, programme for the White Night here:

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We inform you that the exhibition and its events will be filmed and photographed. Your presence at any event confirms that you are aware that you may be included in our promotional visual material.