An event that marks the annual anniversary of the death of writer Kārlis Skalbe and the release of the linocut comics by Jiří Vydra
performance length: min
concept and direction: Jiří Vydra
music: Veronika Jiříčková, Jakub Soldán
performs: Marcello Billiardi
The linocut comic book based on a short story by Latvian-born Karlis Skalbe is a story of a student who stays on his own during Christmas time. He therefore starts playing cards. Through the game he recollects memories of his loved ones.
The linocut technique enhances the poetic nature of the story.
Skalbe’s fairytale-like writing has been praised for its lyrical and poetic power and for the understandable universal message.