Velnezers (Devil's Lake) or Čertoks - a round and deep lake with intensely green water - is located in the middle of a forest in the Aglona district in Eastern Latvia. Although various myths and secrets surround the lake, there are no records of it in the Archives of Latvian Folklore. Possible, very few ethnographic expeditions have travelled to this region, but perhaps interest in Velnezers has grown only recently. Vika Eksta does not seek to discover the truth, but rather to capture the nature of Velnezers and its peculiar magnetizing force.

Exhibitions - ISSP gallery (Riga, Latvia), KKKC galery (Klaipeda, Lithuania), Calvert Gallery (London, UK - as a part of New East Photoprize show)

Project is still in progress. Exhibition will follow in 2021 at Cesis Art Festival.


Texts about the project: Calvert magazine, Kultūras diena.