Instead of fixing her attention on the grand building, talented performers or magnificent shows, Iveta Vaivode has studied the opera audience seated in the hall.
In her OPERA exhibition, she has focused on the portrayal of opera spectators while they view the performances. Much like Edgar Degas or Walter Sickert at the music hall a hundred years ago, the artist observes the watchers while they are absorbed in the production. All the images in the series have been created at the Latvian National Opera (LNO). The use of an unusual technique – 45-minute long exposure time - imbues the images with an impressionistic quality.